عنوان
The Relationship between Language Anxiety and Psycho-physiological Responses to Oral Performance: A Study on Iranian EFL Students
نویسنده (گان)
Javad Hayatdavoudi English department, Faculty of foreign languages, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran Zohreh Kassaian English department, Faculty of foreign languages, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
چکیده مقاله
The present study aims at investigating the correlation between language anxiety and perceived psycho-physiological responses to oral performance in Iranian female EFL learners. The population of the study consisted of all elementary and intermediate female EFL learners. Using simple random sampling, a number of 50 EFL learners were selected as the participants. A modified version of foreign language classroom anxiety scale (FLCAS) and a researcher-made psycho-physiological questionnaire were used to collect the data. Both descriptive and inferential statistics including Pearson correlation formula and independent t test were run to analyze the data. Statistical analysis was conducted using SPSS 18. The results showed a significant positive correlation between language anxiety and psycho-physiological responses to oral performance in either group. Accordingly, students with higher levels of language anxiety experienced higher levels of psycho-physiological tensions in oral performance. The results of independent t test revealed that intermediate students were more language anxious than elementary students. They also experienced higher levels of both psychological and physiological tensions in oral performance.

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