The Relationship Between English Language Speaking Anxiety And Big Five Personality Factors: A Study Of University Students From The Twin Metropolitan Cities Of Pakistan

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Dr. Wajid Hussain , Dr. Syeda Razia Bukhari (Corresponding Author) , Dr. Zia Ullah , Mr. Anayat Ullah , Dr. Taraq Waheed Khan


English language anxiety has exponentially increased for a few decades among adolescents, especially university students. This problem is, somehow, related to the big five personality factors that include extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. The present study investigates the relationship between English speaking anxiety and big five personality factors among university students. It conducted a survey of 400 students in different universities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The study further divided the participants into the categories of males and females with an average age of 20 years. Each category includes 200 participants. The respondents completed the questionnaires on foreign language anxiety scale and big five personality factors scale. The results revealed that big five personality factors have a significant correlation with English speaking anxiety.

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