The influence of personality and anxiety on the oral performance of Japanese speakers of English

Taeko Oya, Emmanuel Manalo, Jackie Greenwood

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    This study investigated the relationship between personality and anxiety characteristics of Japanese students and their oral performance in English. The participants were 73 native-speakers of Japanese who were studying English at various language schools in New Zealand. They were administered the Maudsley Personality Inventory, the Spielberger State Anxiety Inventory, and a story-retelling task which was scored in terms of oral fluency, accuracy, complexity, and global impression. Significant correlations were found between extraversion and global impression scores, and state anxiety and clause accuracy scores. These findings suggest that participants who were more extraverted produced better global impressions during their oral performance, and those who were experiencing higher levels of state anxiety made more errors in their spoken use of clauses.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)841-855
    Number of pages15
    JournalApplied Cognitive Psychology
    Volume18
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov

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    Personality
    Anxiety
    Personality Inventory
    New Zealand
    Language
    Students
    Equipment and Supplies
    State Anxiety
    Clause
    Language School
    Oral Fluency
    Retellings
    Extraversion
    Japanese Students
    Native Speaker

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    • Psychology(all)
    • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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    The influence of personality and anxiety on the oral performance of Japanese speakers of English. / Oya, Taeko; Manalo, Emmanuel; Greenwood, Jackie.

    In: Applied Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 18, No. 7, 11.2004, p. 841-855.

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    Oya, Taeko ; Manalo, Emmanuel ; Greenwood, Jackie. / The influence of personality and anxiety on the oral performance of Japanese speakers of English. In: Applied Cognitive Psychology. 2004 ; Vol. 18, No. 7. pp. 841-855.
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