On the Relationship between Foreign Language Anxiety and Language Learning Strategies among Iranian EFL Learners

Mohammad Shabani
2015 International Journal of Educational Investigations   unpublished
The present study was an attempt to determine the levels of foreign language anxiety (FLA) and frequency of language learning strategies (LLS) among EFL students studying at Payame Noor Universities of Mahabad, Orumie and Naghade and to examine the relationship between students' FLA and their frequency of LLS. To this end, Horowitz, and Cope's (1986) Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) and Oxford's (1990) Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) were administered to 153
more » ... istered to 153 students selected based on convenience sampling method. Descriptive statistics showed that in terms of FLA, the majority of students (n=126) had average levels of anxiety and female students were found to be a little more anxious than male students. The results showed that students reportedly used all strategy categories, ranging from high to medium, with metacognitive strategies used most frequently (M=4.13). The results of Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient indicated that for the whole sample, there was a statistically significant negative correlation between FLA and LLS, although the correlation was not very high (r=.285).