Relationship Between Self-efficacy and Chinese Language Speaking Anxiety of International Students at Northeast Normal University

Huma Akram, Muhammad Junaid, Yang Yingxiu


The existing research was conducted in order to explore the correlation between Self-efficacy and Chinese Language Speaking Anxiety among International students at NENU, Changchun, China.  In that respect the intention of this survey is to probe whether international students’ Chinese Language Speaking Anxiety reveal significant variation with respect to gender, Nationality, Time lived in China, Number of Chinese Courses learned and Frequency of communication with Chinese friends in Chinese language. The research group involved 131 international students i.e.  (70 males =53% and 61 females= 47%) from NENU. The study employed the quantitative method conducted through surveys by adapted questionnaires developed by Horowitz’s (1986) and Graumer Erickson, A.S.,Soukup, J.H.,Noonan, P.M., &McGurn, L.(2016). The data were examined by means of independent T-test, one-way ANOVA and Pearson’s correlation approaches. T-test reveals high degree of Chinese Language Speaking Anxiety among international students but found no any considerable distinction in terms of gender. While ANOVA results show a only significance difference between the numbers of Chinese courses the participants learnt. In last A Pearson’s r data revealed a weak positive association between Self-efficacy and Chinese Language Speaking Anxiety among International students at NENU.

Keywords: Self-efficacy, Chinese Language Speaking Anxiety

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-2-04

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