Volume 29, Issue 1
ENDOGENOUS GENERATION MECHANISM OF ENGLISH LEARNING ANXIETY BASED ON PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES
Many foreign language learners suffer from learning anxiety, due to the accumulation of mental stress in language learning. This paper attempts to disclose the endogenous generation mechanism of English learning anxiety among middle school students in China. To this end, 533 middle school students were selected for a questionnaire survey and individual interviews on English learning anxiety and its psychological influencing factors. The survey data were subjected to multivariate variance analysis, multiple regression analysis and path analysis. The results show that English learning anxiety is not high among middle school students in China, but indeed affects their learning performance; the English learning anxiety is significantly affected by efficacy, deep motivation and ambiguity tolerance, and indirectly influenced by positive attribution and surface motivation. The research findings make it easier to ease or eliminate the English learning anxiety of middle school students.
Psychological Theory, English Learning Anxiety, Endogenous Mechanism.