An analysis of writing anxiety of Indonesian efl college learners

Wahyuni, Sri An analysis of writing anxiety of Indonesian efl college learners. JEELS.

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This study aims at analyzing the writing anxiety of English students of STAIN Kediri. Writing anxiety is one of anxiety that occurs in foreign language anxiety. It is a fear of writing when a person has to start, work on, or finish a given writing task. By conducting a qualitative research, this study described the levels, dominant type, and main factors of writing anxiety of the English students. Fifty English students at the fourth semester joined in this study. Two closed-ended questionnaires, Second Language Writing Anxiety Inventory (SLWAI) proposed by Cheng, and Causes of Writing Anxiety Inventory (CWAI) proposed by Rezaei and Jafari were employed to collect the data. The findings revealed that there were 27 students (54%) who experienced high level of writing anxiety, 22 students (44%) who experienced moderate level of writing anxiety, and only 1 student (2%) who experienced low level of writing anxiety. The dominant type of writing anxiety was cognitive writing anxiety, which is based on the highest mean among two other types of writing anxiety. Then there are four main factors that cause writing anxiety. They are linguistic difficulties, fear of teachers’ negative comments, insufficient writing practice, and time pressure.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah > Jurusan Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Muhamad Hamim
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 07:49
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 07:49

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