Relationship Between Foreign Language Listening Anxiety and Listening Comprehension

Document Type : Research Paper


Dilla University, Dilla, Ethiopia


This study was carried out to investigate the relationship between foreign language listening anxiety and listening comprehension. The study employed correlational study design. Participants of the study were 40 grade 11 students who attended the listening class in 2015/2016. Foreign language listening anxiety questionnaire and listening comprehension tests were used as data gathering instruments. These data were analyzed using Pearson’s Product moment correlation and one way ANOVA. In order to identify the significance of differences between the pairs of FL listening anxiety, multiple comparisons or a post hoc test was also conducted. The results revealed that there was a significant, negative correlation between listening comprehension and foreign language listening anxiety. The findings also showed that the mean differences were statistically significant between the low anxiety and average anxiety, low anxiety and high anxiety and average anxiety and high anxiety.


  • Receive Date: 29 June 2017
  • Revise Date: 13 July 2017
  • Accept Date: 20 August 2017
  • First Publish Date: 01 December 2017