Foreign language teaching anxiety and self-efficacy perceptions of native and nonnative EFL instructors at tertiary level institutions
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This quantitative study investigated the foreign language teaching anxiety and teacher self-efficacy perceptions of 53 native and 180 non-native teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) in Turkish universities. The findings revealed low levels of anxiety and high levels of teacher self-efficacy among the participants. A weak to moderate negative correlation was found between the two constructs. Non-native teachers had significantly higher FL teaching anxiety than the natives; however, no significant difference was found in their perceived teacher self-efficacy. Female participants in both groups had significantly higher levels of anxiety and teacher self efficacy than the males. No other significant result was observed among the natives. However, significant differences in anxiety among the non-native participants were found in terms of age, major, and years of experience. Similarly, significant differences in teacher self-efficacy were observed in terms of major, years of experience, and students’ proficiency levels of the non-natives. Qualifications and last completed degree made no significant difference in anxiety or self-efficacy perceptions of native and non-native teachers.
Foreign language teaching anxiety
Native EFL teachers
Non-native EFL teachers