Anxiety in the College Japanese Language Classroom

@inproceedings{Kitano2001AnxietyIT,
  title={Anxiety in the College Japanese Language Classroom},
  author={Kazu Kitano},
  year={2001}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate 2 potential sources of the anxiety of college learners of Japanese in oral practice: (a) an individual student’s fear of negative evaluation, and (b) his or her self-perceived speaking ability. A survey was administered to 212 students in Japanese courses at 2 major universities. Using correlations and regression, the study found that: (a) An individual student’s anxiety was higher as his or her fear of negative evaluation was stronger, and the… CONTINUE READING

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