Self-Esteem, Self-Expectancy and Oral Achievement in the Tunisian EFL Context

  • Marwa Mekni Toujani
  • Tarek Hermessi


This study aims at examining the relationship between students’ task self-esteem, expectancy for success, gender, and L2 oral achievement. Data on thirty students’ task self-esteem and task expectancy for success were gathered by means of a questionnaire adapted from Al-Hattab (2006) and Hermessi (2006) and a scale to identify students’ oral proficiency. The data were analyzed by means of Spearman Rho correlation, linear regression, and t-test. The results revealed that there was no direct relationship between task self-esteem and L2 oral achievement. However, they confirmed the relationship between task self-esteem and task expectancy for success and the linkage between task expectancy for success and L2 oral achievement. The present study showed that self-esteem was related to oral achievement indirectly through task expectancy for success.


EFL context Self-esteem Expectancy for success Oral achievement Gender 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marwa Mekni Toujani
    • 1
  • Tarek Hermessi
    • 1
  1. 1.Higher Institute of LanguagesUniversity of CarthageTunisTunisia

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