Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Rachel R Shively
The purpose of this research project was to investigate the effects of online education on students’ anxiety and motivation. Modified versions of the Foreign Language Classroom Scale (FLCAS) and the Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (AMTB) were administered to a group of 18 beginning-level Spanish students. Data were analyzed quantitatively to find out whether students described feeling more anxious or less motivated in the online setting versus the in-person setting and to examine what features participants identified with anxiety or motivation. Results show that lower motivation and higher anxiety were present in the online mode of instruction than in the in person setting. Several relevant factors were identified, including connection issues, the lack of visuality of non-verbal responses and the instructor’s teaching style.
Iturbe Zúñiga, Andrea, "The Effects of Online Learning on Students' Anxiety and Motivation." (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 1636.