Birol Sümen, Özlem Özçakır Sümen


Interest and anxiety towards a lesson directly affects the student's success in that course. This study examines secondary school students' interest and anxiety levels in English. The research was conducted in the survey type. 253 secondary school students from a randomly selected public school participated in the study. The research data collection tools are personal information form, English Lesson Interest Scale, and Foreign Language Course Anxiety Scale. Descriptive statistics, student t-test, and ANOVA were used in the data analysis. The analysis revealed that the students' English interest level was high, and their anxiety level was moderate. When the interest and anxiety levels of the students were examined according to their gender, it was found that there was no significant difference between female and male students. However, the total scores differed significantly in both score types according to the grade level. It was found that the English interest level of 5th-grade students is significantly higher than other grade levels, and their anxiety levels were lower than other grade levels. The results were discussed in light of related studies.


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