The Relationship between Irrational Beliefs and Foreign Language Anxiety among Jordanian EFL Learners

Abdel-Rahman H. Abu-Melhim, Mohammad H. Abood, Hamzeh M. Al-Zghoul, Rula M. Zughoul


This study aimed at investigating the relationship between irrational beliefs and foreign language anxiety among a sample of (118) undergraduate students at Ajloun National University in Jordan. To achieve the purpose of the study, two scales were used: An irrational scale and an Arabic version of Horwitz and Cope's foreign language anxiety scale. The correlation descriptive method was used for data analysis. The results showed that there is statistically significant correlation between irrational beliefs and foreign language anxiety. Significant differences were found in the strength of relationship between irrational beliefs and foreign language anxiety according to gender in favor of meals. No Significant differences were found in the strength of relationship between irrational beliefs and foreign language anxiety due to academic level.


Anxiety, Irrational Beliefs, Foreign Language Anxiety, University Students

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