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dc.contributorDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDr. Diaz (ENGL)en_US
dc.creatorWang, Yuke-
dc.publisherHong Kong Polytechnic Universityen_US
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.titleAnalysis of students’ anxiety on admission essay questions for MA English-related students in HKen_US
dcterms.abstractThe purpose of this study is to investigate MA students' motivation on admission essay questions in HK and the potential admission essay questions that English-related MA students expect to have. A questionnaire and a semi-structured interview were conducted to discern the results. Quantitative analysis reveals that students' English reading and writing proficiency level, confidence in reading and writing, English listening and speaking proficiency level, and confidence in speaking and listening have no impacts on MA students' anxiety to admission essay questions. Meanwhile, students' anxiety on admission essay questions does not correlate with their age and the city they live in while there is a relationship between MA students' anxiety about admission essay questions and gender, and females present less anxiety than males on admission essay questions. Further evidence of these conclusions was also found in the following qualitative analysis. Meanwhile, qualitative analysis implies that personality including introversion and extroversion and students' experience which involves familiarity of field and frequency use of words of the prompt and the specificity or level of abstraction of the prompt affect the students level of anxiety.en_US
dcterms.extentv, 71 pagesen_US
dcterms.isPartOfPolyU Electronic Thesesen_US
dcterms.educationalLevelAll Masteren_US
dcterms.LCSHCollege applications -- China -- Hong Kongen_US
dcterms.LCSHUniversities and colleges -- China -- Hong Kong -- Admissionen_US
dcterms.LCSHExposition (Rhetoric)en_US
dcterms.LCSHHong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted accessen_US

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