Research Article
Chinese Learning Anxiety on Foreign Students

Abd. Basith , Nur Musyafak , M. Aris Ichwanto, Andi Syahputra

APA 7th edition
Basith, A., Musyafak, N., Ichwanto, M.A., & Syahputra, A. (2019). Chinese Learning Anxiety On Foreign Students. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), 1193-1200.

Basith A., Musyafak N., Ichwanto M.A., and Syahputra A. 2019 'Chinese Learning Anxiety On Foreign Students', European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), pp. 1193-1200.
Chicago 16th edition
Basith Abd., Musyafak Nur, Ichwanto M. Aris, and Syahputra Andi. "Chinese Learning Anxiety On Foreign Students," European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 4 (2019): 1193-1200.


The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of anxiety in learning Chinese, discover the dominant factors of anxiety in learning Chinese language and analyze differences in Chinese language anxiety based on gender, year of study and HSK in foreign students in Wuhan, China. The research method used was quantitative using a survey approach. There are 250 foreign students as the samples, consisting of 108 male and 142 female students. The data collection technique used is questionnaire called CLAS (Chinese Learning Anxiety Survey) adapted from FLCAS (Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Survey). The data were analyzed using SPSS with descriptive statistical techniques and Multivariate Analysis. The results showed that Chinese language anxiety among foreign students is on a moderate level, with communication anxiety as the most dominant aspect. The male and female students have the same anxiety level in learning Chinese. The foreign students who had longer duration of learning Chinese and had higher HSK tend to have lower level of anxiety in learning Chinese. This showed that years of study and HSK were two factors that determine the high or low level of anxiety in learning Chinese for foreign students.

Keywords: Chinese learning, anxiety, foreign students.


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