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Original article | TAY Journal 2024, Vol. 8(1) 70-97

The Relationship Between 7th Grade Students' Autonomy Perceptions and Foreign Language Anxiety in Foreign Language Courses

Derya Ay, Ahmet Oğuz Akçay

pp. 70 - 97   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ tayjournal.2024.625.03   |  Manu. Number: tay journal.2024.003

Published online: March 31, 2024  |   Number of Views: 6  |  Number of Download: 73


Abstract

In this study, the English language learning autonomy perception and foreign language learning anxiety levels of 7th grade students and the predictive power of this anxiety level on their autonomy perception were examined. 515 students participated in the study designed as the correlational design. The data were collected with the "Autonomy Perception Scale", "Foreign Language Learning Anxiety Scale" and "Demographic Information Form". In examining the autonomy perception levels of 7th grade students learning English as a foreign language, arithmetic mean and standard deviation values of the scores obtained from the scales, t-test, one-way variance, regression and correlation analyzes were used. According to the results of the research, the autonomy perceptions of 7th grade students in English class were at a medium level. 7th grade students' autonomy perceptions show significant differences according to class types and gender. Also it was determined that female students had higher levels of autonomy perception. It was concluded that students studying in foreign language-oriented classes had higher autonomy perceptions, and as a result of the analysis, it was determined that there was a significant relationship between 7th grade students' autonomy perception in English class and foreign language learning anxiety. It is possible to say that foreign language learning anxiety explains the perception of autonomy.

Keywords: Anxiety in foreign language learning, autonomy in foreign language learning, learner autonomy, elementary education


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APA 6th edition
Ay, D. & Akcay, A.O. (2024). The Relationship Between 7th Grade Students' Autonomy Perceptions and Foreign Language Anxiety in Foreign Language Courses . TAY Journal, 8(1), 70-97. doi: 10.29329/ tayjournal.2024.625.03

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Ay, D. and Akcay, A. (2024). The Relationship Between 7th Grade Students' Autonomy Perceptions and Foreign Language Anxiety in Foreign Language Courses . TAY Journal, 8(1), pp. 70-97.

Chicago 16th edition
Ay, Derya and Ahmet Oguz Akcay (2024). "The Relationship Between 7th Grade Students' Autonomy Perceptions and Foreign Language Anxiety in Foreign Language Courses ". TAY Journal 8 (1):70-97. doi:10.29329/ tayjournal.2024.625.03.

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