Exploring the Causes of English Writing Anxiety: A Case Study Undergraduate EFL Learners


  • Abdul Jaleel Department of English University of Balochistan, Quetta-87300, Pakistan
  • Saima Rauf Department of English University of Balochistan, Quetta-87300, Pakistan




Writing Anxiety, Anxiety Types, Language, Gender


This study intends to inquire about the causes and level of English writing anxiety among the EFL Learners. It also suggests the ways to overcome the issue with the aid of social cognitive theory. The data was collected with the help of two questionnaires. To know the level of anxiety, second language writing anxiety inventory was used (SLWAI). It consisted of twenty items which pointed out level of anxiety on SPSS (Statistical Procedure Social Sciences), software. The participants of study were 300 male and female students without mentioning gender. The participants were B. A and B.Sc. students. The results showed that participants had high level of writing anxiety, and the most prominent was cognitive anxiety. The discussion part of the study conferred with the help of social cognitive theory that how to overcome the writing anxiety.


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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7498725
Published: 2023-04-16

How to Cite

Abdul Jaleel, & Saima Rauf. (2023). Exploring the Causes of English Writing Anxiety: A Case Study Undergraduate EFL Learners. Pakistan’s Multidisciplinary Journal for Arts & Science, 4(01), 01 –. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7498725