The threshold of anxiety in low-stakes testing for foreign language reading Mikami, Hitoshi Leung, Chi Yui Yoshikawa Lisa 2020-05-22T02:27:36Z 2020-05-22T02:27:36Z 2018-04
dc.description.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.
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66740
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject anxiety
dc.subject perceived language competence
dc.subject test performance
dc.subject low-stakes test
dc.title The threshold of anxiety in low-stakes testing for foreign language reading
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
local.rfl.topic Testing
prism.endingpage 107
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage 92
prism.volume 30
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