Fear of Negative Evaluation Factors from Ought-to L2 Self among Indonesian High School EFL Learners

  • Adaninggar Septi Subekti Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Indonesia
  • Kezia Marcellova Glory Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Indonesia


The present study aims to investigate Indonesian high school English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners’ views on factors originating from Ought to L2 Self (OL2S), a second language (L2) motivation construct, affecting their Fear of Negative Evaluation (FNE), L2 anxiety construct. Six learner participants were involved in the study. It employed online semi-structured interviews to obtain the data. Through Thematic Analysis, the present study found three main findings. First, the desire to study abroad lessened the learners' FNE. Secondly, a realization of possible future negative impacts of not learning English and the obligation to avoid these impacts made the learners have less FNE. Third, their perceived obligation to have 'correct' English pronunciation instills higher FNE. Pedagogical implications include promoting study abroad aspiration among learners, introducing Global Englishes prioritizing intelligibility over attaining native speakers' ability and designing more activities mirroring future practical uses of English. Suggestive directions for future studies are also stated concerning the limitations and findings of the present study.


Author Biography

Kezia Marcellova Glory, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Indonesia

Kezia is an upper-semester student of the English Language Education Department of Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana (UKDW). Her research interest includes Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA), L2 Motivational Self-System (L2MSS), and Blended Learning. She presented her papers about motivation at the 8th Undergraduate Conference (UC) held by Sanata Dharma University in 2021 and about blended learning activities at the SEAMEO SEAMOLEC in 2021. Her experiences of teaching, among others, include teaching ESP for Architecture and teaching ESP for coffee shop waiters.


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How to Cite
SUBEKTI, Adaninggar Septi; GLORY, Kezia Marcellova. Fear of Negative Evaluation Factors from Ought-to L2 Self among Indonesian High School EFL Learners. Pedagogy : Journal of English Language Teaching, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. 25-37, june 2022. ISSN 2580-1473. Available at: <https://e-journal.metrouniv.ac.id/index.php/pedagogy/article/view/4536>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.32332/joelt.v10i1.4536.

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