Effects of Skill-based L2 Anxieties on Learners’ Affective Variables and Their Factorial Similarity Across Gender

Title
Effects of Skill-based L2 Anxieties on Learners’ Affective Variables and Their Factorial Similarity Across Gender
Author(s)
배태일
Keywords
skill-based L2 anxieties; chi-square difference tests; factorial similarity; gender effects
Issue Date
201312
Publisher
한국영어교육학회
Citation
영어교육, v.68, no.4, pp.241 - 261
Abstract
The current study reports on three investigations of (1) the predictive power of four skill-based anxieties in students’ perceptions of English competence (PEC) and their intention to continue English studies (ITC), (2) the possibility of gender as a moderator in the relationships between the four skill-based anxieties in students’ PEC and ITC, and (3)factorial similarity of the four skill-based anxiety scales across gender. Results of the study support the following three findings. First, only writing and speaking anxieties made an independent contribution to students’ PEC, with writing anxiety playing a substantially more important role. The higher level of L2 writing anxiety was also observed in students’ ITC, but its effect was moderate. Second, gender was found to moderate only the relationship between writing anxiety and students’ PEC. Third, test bias was detected in three of the four skill-based anxiety scales, thus indicating factorial similarity across gender only for the speaking anxiety scale. Pedagogical implications associated with the findings are also discussed.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/27779
ISSN
1017-7108
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