International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors:  Beena Nanda Kumar  Dr. K. V. Jeeva Rathina
The aim of the study is to find out the differential effect of selected socio-demographic factors on English language anxiety of secondary school students. The study was on a random sample of 224 secondary school students (average age 14.7) with Malayalam as their first language, selected from the schools of Ernakulam district (Kerala). Data pertained to the English language anxiety was collected by administering the English Language Anxiety Scale, and the socio-demographic information by a personal data sheet. Analysis of the data revealed that while age, gender, and medium of instruction play decisive role in English language anxiety of secondary school students, the residential locale do not have a mediating role in alleviating academic anxiety from English classroom.