Exploring the Role of Psychological Factors in Learning English as a Second Language: A Case Study of Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan


  • Tanveer Hussain Lecturer, Department of English, Govt. Graduate College for Boys, Block-17, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan. Author
  • Dr. Sumaira Qanwal Lecturer, Department of English Linguistics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Author
  • Wajeeha Maryam Lecturer, Department of English, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan. Author


Anxiety, ESL, EFL, Fear, Motivation, Psychological Factors, Second Language


The goal of this study is to investigate how psychological aspects of learning English as a second language are involved. In this study, there were 211 participants. A questionnaire was used by the researcher as a research technique in this study. Descriptive analysis, frequency, percentage, valid percentage, and cumulative percentage were used to analyse the data. Based on the collected data, it has been noted that pupils are more motivated to acquire the English language. They desire to become well-versed in the English language, but they lack motivation because of several psychological issues (linguistic phobia, attitude, motivation, and anxiety). Their goal is to improve their English language skills. The majority of students push themselves to speak English well when they lose motivation or get anxious about making mistakes in their second language. According to this viewpoint, instructors play a crucial final role in helping students avoid these psychologically demotivating circumstances by showing them how these aspects might positively impact their learning outcomes.


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Exploring the Role of Psychological Factors in Learning English as a Second Language: A Case Study of Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan. (2024). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 5(1), 64-75. https://irjmss.com/index.php/irjmss/article/view/216

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