Analysis of English Students’ Listening Anxiety during Classroom Learning at Higher Secondary Level in Karachi


Dr Lubna Ahmed Soomro
Sahibzada Shamim ur Rasul
Zainab Khan
Tariq Amin


Anxiety plays a pivotal role in poor communication while language learning in general and listening Anxiety in specific is a major cause of poor listening comprehension. The study was designed with the purpose to assess the relation between listening anxiety and the performance of students in a listening comprehension classroom. The study used two investigation tools namely the listening comprehension test and the questionnaire based on various factors that could create or raise anxiety levels experienced by Science students at College Level. 100 Science College English students as subjects were selected for this study. The results show that there exist certain negative correlations both between English language Listening Anxiety and listening test scores. The factors that create anxiety the most are recognized as poor listening habits of students and lack of background knowledge. Based on findings, recommendations are also made.


How to Cite
Ahmed Soomro, L., Shamim ur Rasul, S., Khan, Z. and Amin, T. 2024. Analysis of English Students’ Listening Anxiety during Classroom Learning at Higher Secondary Level in Karachi. Journal of Policy Research. 10, 1 (Mar. 2024), 39–44. DOI:


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