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The threshold of anxiety in low-stakes testing for foreign language reading

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Title:The threshold of anxiety in low-stakes testing for foreign language reading
Authors:Mikami, Hitoshi
Leung, Chi Yui
Yoshikawa Lisa
Keywords:anxiety
perceived language competence
test performance
low-stakes test
Date Issued:Apr 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract:The following question has yet to be answered by researchers: when does anxiety have a systematic downward bias on foreign language (FL) reading test scores? The results of the correlation and regression analyses conducted in this study indicate that, at least in the case of university-level English learners in Japan, anxiety-induced bias occurs in a low-stakes FL reading test when the test becomes objectively challenging for students. Our data also suggest that concerns about unsuccessful text comprehension play a central role in the elevation of anxiety in a low-stakes test situation.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66740
ISSN:1539-0578
DOI:10125/66740
Volume:30
Issue/Number:1
Appears in Collections: Volume 30, No. 1


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