عنوان
The Fine-tuning of EFL Reading Anxiety Instrument (EFLRAI): AnExploratory Factor Analysis
نویسنده (گان)
Masoud Zoghi Islamic Azad University, Ahar Branch Marziyeh Alivandivafa Islamic Azad University,Science and Research Branch of East Azarbaijan
چکیده مقاله
The EFL reading anxiety instrument (EFLRAI) was originally designed to be applicable across a broad range of EFL reading courses across various disciplines at tertiary education and to provide a common framework for comparative analysis. In this study, the processes of investigating the factor structure of the EFLRAI and its psychometric evaluation will be discussed. Various statistical procedures were employed to explore the factor structure (explanatory factor analysis) and to provide an indication of the internal consistency (reliability) of the measurement instrument. The empirical results emphasized the importance of assuming a multi-dimensional approach to EFL reading anxiety. The study also revealed that Top-down Reading Anxiety, Bottom-up Reading Anxiety, and Classroom Reading Anxiety are important dimensions for measuring EFL reading anxiety. Finally, implication for further research and limitations of the study are provided.

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