Identifying Sources of English-Speaking Self-Efficacy among Vietnamese EFL University Learners




self-efficacy, English-speaking, speaking achievement, Vietnamese EFL learners


Current research shows that self-efficacy plays a crucial role in academic success. Therefore, understanding how learners perceive their self-efficacy can lead to more positive and realistic views on learning foreign languages, especially in improving English-speaking skills. This study focuses on identifying the sources of self-efficacy in English speaking among 203 Vietnamese university students and examining its connection with their speaking performance. Data were gathered using a structured questionnaire for quantitative analysis and a speaking test to assess speaking skills. The results reveal that the students generally had strong self-efficacy in English speaking, with emotional and physical experiences being the main contributors to their self-efficacy. Furthermore, a positive correlation was found between their self-efficacy in speaking English and their actual speaking performance. These findings significantly illuminate how self-efficacy influences speaking performance in the context of language learning.

Author Biographies

Luu Thi Mai Vy, Ho Chi Minh University of Economics and Finance, Vietnam

Luu Thi Mai Vy is a lecturer at Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance, Vietnam. Her research interests include L2 listening development, pronunciation, and self-efficacy. Email:

Truong Xuan My, Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance, Vietnam

Truong Xuan My is a graduate student at Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance, Vietnam. Email:


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How to Cite

Luu, T. M. V., & Truong, X. M. (2024). Identifying Sources of English-Speaking Self-Efficacy among Vietnamese EFL University Learners. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 15(1), 105–116.

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