Małgorzata Marzec-Stawiarska

Instytut Neofilologii Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie


The article discusses the problem of foreign language reading anxiety among advanced
students of English. It describes a pilot study whose aim was to check whether reading
apprehension exists in this group of participants, to investigate cognitive, behavioural
and somatic symptoms of anxiety and to create an instrument which would allow for its
multidimensional analysis. The study shows that reading anxiety exists at advanced levels
of linguistic proficiency. Within cognitive framework of anxiety testing apprehension was
found to be prevailing. As far as anxiety generating factors are concerned students are most
stressed by inability to understand a text, by activities accompanying reading tasks and by
reading aloud. Behavioural and somatic symptoms exist in a small degree in this group of

Słowa kluczowe:

reading anxiety, reading apprehension, advanced students

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Marzec-Stawiarska, M. (2013). FOREIGN LANGUAGE READING ANXIETY AMONG ADVANCED STUDENTS OF ENGLISH – A PILOT STUDY. Acta Neophilologica, 1(XV), 89–102. Pobrano z

Małgorzata Marzec-Stawiarska 
Instytut Neofilologii Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie