The Sources of Foreign Language Reading Anxiety in an Indonesian EFL Context

Eva Meidi Kulsum, Widodo Dwi Islamil Azis, Tuti Hayati, Agus Salim Mansyur

Abstract

Numerous students experienced anxiety in reading a foreign language particularly when they were asked to read unfamiliar text. This study examined the sources of FL reading anxiety in an Indonesian EFL context, it was a qualitative descriptive method by distributing Foreign Language Reading Anxiety Scale and taking a semi-structured interview of which this research highlighted explicitly about the potential sources of students’ reading anxiety which occurred naturally to the students who learned EFL reading in an English dormitory and considered as a case study. The data from FLRAS was analyzed qualitatively by calculating manually the percentages and mean scores of the student responses to infer the data findings. While the interview data was analyzed to corroborate and confirm the data from questionnaire. It was found that, in an Indonesian EFL context, > 50% students considered text features were more caused them anxious in reading, while the rest recognized that personal factors also have a negative impact on their reading performances. However, choosing an appropriate text will be better to be considered for teachers in teaching EFL reading in order to decrease the students’ anxiety and increase the students’ interest in reading.

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Kulsum E., Azis W., Hayati T. and Mansyur A. (2017). The Sources of Foreign Language Reading Anxiety in an Indonesian EFL Context.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 446-451. DOI: 10.5220/0007099904460451


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icse17,
author={Eva Meidi Kulsum and Widodo Dwi Islamil Azis and Tuti Hayati and Agus Salim Mansyur},
title={The Sources of Foreign Language Reading Anxiety in an Indonesian EFL Context},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,},
year={2017},
pages={446-451},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007099904460451},
isbn={978-989-758-316-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,
TI - The Sources of Foreign Language Reading Anxiety in an Indonesian EFL Context
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Kulsum E.
AU - Azis W.
AU - Hayati T.
AU - Mansyur A.
PY - 2017
SP - 446
EP - 451
DO - 10.5220/0007099904460451