• Ari Rahmad Nawawi IAIN Palangka Raya, Indonesia
  • Rahmadi Nirwanto IAIN Palangka Raya, Indonesia
  • Hesty Widiastuty IAIN Palangka Raya, Indonesia


Writing anxiety ; English foreign languange


This research aimed at investigating (i) internal factors; (ii) external factors which affect students’ writing anxiety in English language learning. Qualitative research method was used to gain the data from participants. The participants were 20 students of English education study program of a State Islamic Institute in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia who have already passed Academic Writing Course. The researchers adopt non probability sampling, namely, purposive sampling in recruiting participants. The data were collected through structured and unstructured interviews and data were analyzed through content analysis. The findings indicate that the internal factors include lack of experiences in writing process; external factors include time pressure, ways of evaluation, and linguistic difficulties. Internal factors and external factors in this research become the reasons why students feel anxious in the writing process especially in English language learning.


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