Title: Exploring students' anxiety determinants in English oriented educational programs

Authors: Adel Mahmoud Al Samman

Addresses: College of Admin Sciences, Applied Science University, Kingdom of Bahrain

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate several determinants affecting the anxiety levels among the business administration students enrolled in English oriented educational programs regarding the conduct of presentations and oral engagement in class, and to provide some recommendations to help them in overcoming this issue. The paper employs the explanatory approach to concentrate on the questions raised and identify the causal relationships among the study variables. A triangulation of data collection is used, in the form of survey, interviews and observation, on a sample of 52 enrolled students and educators to support the results reached from the data analysis with qualitative evidences. Findings reached demonstrate that among the different determinants, those related to the attitudes and evaluations of the audience play the most effective roles.

Keywords: anxiety; foreign language; class participation; English; learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2022.125030

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2022 Vol.32 No.2, pp.148 - 163

Received: 06 Apr 2021
Accepted: 09 Jun 2021

Published online: 23 Aug 2022 *

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