Exploring the relationship between writing anxiety and writing self-efficacy of international students learning Turkish as a second language


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Moralı G. , Boran M.

Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, vol.16, no.4, pp.2025-2037, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.18844/cjes.v16i4.6071
  • Title of Journal : Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.2025-2037

Abstract

The purpose of this correlational study was to explore the relationship between writing anxiety and writing self-efficacy levels of international students learning Turkish as a second language. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 204 international students through “Writing Anxiety Scale for Learners of Turkish as a Foreign Language Scale”, “Writing Self-Efficacy Scale for Students Learning Turkish as a Foreign Language” and a personal information form. In the analyses of the data, descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis-H test, Spearman's Rank-Difference Coefficients of Correlation were used. In this study, international students were found to have medium levels of writing anxiety and high levels of writing self-efficacy. Analyses indicated that male students had higher levels of action-oriented writing anxiety than female students. It was also found that doctoral students had higher levels of action-oriented writing anxiety than undergraduate students. Lastly, it was determined that there was a low and positive correlation between international students' writing self-efficacy and action-oriented writing anxiety.

Keywords: writing, anxiety, self-efficacy, Turkish as a second language