Social Changes and Need of Learning English: Modelling of Emotional Intelligence and English language Anxiety in Bilingual's Society

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Candidate, Department of Educational Psychology, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran

4 Professor, Department of Psychology, AllamehTabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran



The purpose of this study was modeling of emotional intelligence and English language anxiety with English language learning. The present study was one of studies using structural equation modeling. The population included all bilingual adolescence students in third grade of guidance school on Golestan province that speaking Turkmen language, and 321 students were randomly selected among them. Then Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAC) (Horwitz et al., 1986) and Schutte Emotional Intelligence Test (EI) (1998) were implemented on them. Also, the information about learning English language of students was gathered through scores of students in English language lesson at end of academic year. Results of confirmatory factor analysis showed that models of measuring latent variables have a good fitness. In addition to direct effects, emotional intelligence can affect learning English language indirectly through English language anxiety. Therefore, increasing of emotional intelligence can reduce language anxiety, and consequently, increase language learning.


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