Vol. 2,No. 6, June 2012
Author(s): Mohammad Mohammadi, Robab Mousalou
Abstract: The present study was conducted to investigate any possible correlation between the speech anxiety and EFL learners‟ Emotional Intelligence and Linguistic Intelligence. The selected skills of EI in this study were interpersonal and stress management. The participants of the present research were 55 EFL learners both male and female who were selected randomly among the senior and junior learners of the Islamic, Salmas branch Azad University. Three questionnaires were used to measure the participants‟ speech anxiety, EI, and LI. The first questionnaire applied was Horwitz, Horwitz, and Cope Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS). Among which the construct of speech anxiety was taken into consideration in this study. The second and the third questionnaires were Bar- on‟s EI and LI test respectively. The results of the study indicated that there was a negative correlation between the speech anxiety and total EI. The results showed negative correlations between the variables i.e. speech anxiety with stress management and stress tolerance. However, no correlations were observed amid the speech anxiety with impulse control, interpersonal, empathy, interpersonal relationship and social responsibility. The results also found that there was a negative relationship between the speech anxiety and LI.
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