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Second Language Writing Anxiety, Computer Anxiety, Motivation and Performance in a Classroom versus a Web-based Environment [r-libre/611]

Dracopoulos, Effie (2012). Second Language Writing Anxiety, Computer Anxiety, Motivation and Performance in a Classroom versus a Web-based Environment (Master's thesis, Télé-université, Québec, Canada). Advisor(s): Pichette, François.

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Content : Accepted Version
 
Item Type: Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses
Refereed: Yes
Status: Unpublished
Abstract: This study examined the impact of writing anxiety, computer anxiety and motivation on language learning for 45 ESL adult learners enrolled in an English grammar and writing course. Two sections of the course were offered in a traditional classroom setting whereas two others were given in a hybrid form that involved distance learning. Contrary to previous research (Pajares, 2003; Pajares & Valiante, 1996), writing anxiety showed no correlation with learning performance, whereas computer anxiety only yielded a positive correlation with performance in the case of classroom learners. There were no significant differences across learning environments on any measures. These results are explained in light of the role computer technologies now play in our society as well as the merging of sociodemographic profiles between classroom and distance learners. Our data suggest that comparisons of profiles between classroom and distance learners may not be an issue worth investigating anymore in language studies, at least in developed countries.
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Depositor: Lalonde, Mylène
Owner / Manager: Mylène Lalonde
Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 13:58
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 20:35

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