Sat, September 08, 1:45 pm
Short paper (30 minutes)
Yuh-show Cheng (National Taiwan Normal University)
This presentation will report a cross-sectional study that examined motivational intensity and language anxiety among EFL learners from three education levels: elementary, junior high, and senior high. The main research purpose was to scrutinize effects of education level on the two factors. The results showed a significant effect of education level. In particular, the junior high school students reported a significantly lower level of motivation and anxiety than the elementary and senior high students. The set of significant predictors for motivational intensity and language anxiety also varied among the three groups of learners. Implications of the findings will be discussed.