Dependence of Academic Performance on English Speaking Anxiety in Academic Programs of English Medium Instructional Context
Keywords:English Medium Instruction, Communication Apprehension, Test Anxiety, Anticipated Anxious behaviour in speaking English, Comfort in speaking English, Science Students, Academic Performance, Pakistan
Most countries in the world have adopted English Medium instruction in universities. The increasing global trend of the English language as the medium of instruction has made researchers focus on students' adjustment and performance in English medium instructional contexts. One key issue highlighted in English medium instruction is English speaking anxiety. The literature has pointed out that English language speaking anxiety among students has a dependency on their personal and interpersonal worries and the context of learning. Pakistan is also a country that has adopted English medium instruction at different levels of education. Therefore, the current study probed the dependencies of English language speaking anxiety on students' academic programs and how these anxieties impact students' academic performance in Pakistan. The survey study design consisted of convenience or accidental sampling. The structural equation modeling helped researchers infer the significance of academic programs' impact on academic performance, the effect of language anxiety dimensions on academic performance, and the impact of academic programs on academic performance via English-speaking anxieties. The academic departments significantly impact students' academic performance directly and indirectly through language-speaking anxieties.
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