Foreign Language Anxiety and Self-Efficacy: Intermediate Korean as a Foreign Language Learners

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dc.contributor.authorJee, Min Jung-
dc.identifier.citationLanguage Research, Vol.55 No.2, pp. 431-456-
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the foreign language anxiety (FLA) and foreign language (FL) self-efficacy of learners of intermediate Korean as a foreign language (KFL), in relation to four language skills (i.e., speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Forty-one KFL students, enrolled in Second-year and Third-year level Korean courses at a university in Australia, completed an online questionnaire. The findings suggested that these students had moderate levels of FLA (M=2.78), especially regarding speaking (M=3.16) and listening (M=3.09). The students also showed high levels of self-efficacy in listening (M=3.66) and speaking (M=3.36). Positive correlations were found between FLA and the four skill-specific anxieties, with negative correlations between FLA and levels of self-efficacy in the four specific skills. Speaking self-efficacy was found to be the best predictor of FLA, and a lack of knowledge of Korean was revealed to be the major source of anxiety across all four skills. The students also felt confident when performing routine class activities.-
dc.publisherLanguage Education Research Center, Seoul National University-
dc.subjectKorean as a foreign language learners, foreign language anxiety, foreign language self-efficacy, individual learner differences, intermediate Korean language learners-
dc.titleForeign Language Anxiety and Self-Efficacy: Intermediate Korean as a Foreign Language Learners-
dc.typeSNU Journal-
dc.citation.journaltitle어학연구(Language Research)-
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 55 Number 1/3 (2019)
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