Test Anxiety among: Arabic Language Course Students

By Ghazali Yusri, Nik Mohd Rahimi, Parilah M. Shah and Wan Haslina Wah.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The Arabic course in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia is an elective course offered to first degree students. The objective of this study was to investigate students’ test anxiety in learning oral Arabic at UiTM. It was a mixed method of quantitative and qualitative study using a self-regulated learning questionnaire adapted from The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) and interviews. For quantitative data, the disproportionate stratified random sampling technique was used involving 445 samples while for qualitative data, 13 interviews with students were engaged. The study found that students’ test anxiety was moderate. However, cognitive part was found to be at a high level and higher than emotional part which was moderate. Through interviews, the study also identified some reasons that contribute to students’ test anxiety. This study had some classroom implications. It suggested some learning practices to overcome test anxiety among students in learning oral Arabic cognitively and emotionally.

Keywords: Test Anxiety, Foreign Language Learning, Oral Arabic, Self-regulated Learning, MSLQ

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp.73-86. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 785.523KB).

Ghazali Yusri

Senior Lecturer, Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Nik Mohd Rahimi

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Parilah M. Shah

Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Wan Haslina Wah

Senior Lecturer, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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