IN-CLASS AND OUT-OF-CLASS ANXIETY IN SPEAKING TURKISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

TitleIN-CLASS AND OUT-OF-CLASS ANXIETY IN SPEAKING TURKISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKarci, D, Özdemir, C, Balta, N
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume76
Issue6
Start Page816-833
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedDecember/2018
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7111
Keywordsanxiety in speaking, language anxiety, Turkish as a second language
Abstract

Turkish is spoken by a large number of people in a wide geographical area and teaching Turkish as a foreign language is a subject that gains importance nowadays. This research employed a quantitative survey strategy to address the issue of anxiety in learning Turkish language in and outside the classroom. Participants were 356 students of two high schools, one college and one university in Kazakhstan. Participants were given the Second Language Speaking Anxiety Scale (SLSAS), which was analyzed with: correlation to search for possible relations between anxiety, age, duration of studying Turkish, and Turkish course grades; MANOVA to assess the effect of gender and school type on students’ anxiety in speaking Turkish; and an exploratory factor analysis to identify factor structure of SLSAS. Additionally, an ANOVA was carried out on a second data set with 52 students to see any differences between students’ anxiety in speaking Turkish and English. The results of this research indicated that anxiety in speaking Turkish is weak and not related to students’ age, gender, years studying Turkish, and Turkish course grades. In addition, no significant differences were found between students’ anxiety in speaking Turkish and English. The only significant result was the relatively high anxiety of college students in the classroom. This research implies that anxiety in speaking Turkish does not differ so much from anxiety in speaking English.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/457-1545497715.pdf
DOI10.33225/pec/18.76.816
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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