Ambiguity Tolerance In Communication
It is thus, a concept which may influence learners’ WTC which can lead to a decrease in their oral proficiency level.
Up to now, WTC has been affected by various variables which are known as individual differences by scholars and researchers (e.g., Dörnyei, 2005; Peng & Woodrow, 2010; Molberg, 2010; Baharvand, et.al, 2015) as being influential factors in communication among students in the language classrooms including fears of speaking, lack of self-esteem, language anxiety, gender, age, extroversion, introversion, empathy, risk taking, and so on.
Given the importance of WTC and ambiguity tolerance as well as oral proficiency in the context of EFL, and the significance of autonomy in this regard, the present study aims at investigating the relationship between learners' WTC and their oral proficiency in the light of ambiguity tolerance and autonomy.
1.2. Statement of the Problem
Considering that individuals̕ WTC is affected by a number of factors such as fears of speaking, lack of self-esteem, language anxiety, gender, age, extroversion, introversion, empathy, risk taking, and so on, McCroskey (1992) states that issues remain as to what possible impacts/ relation WTC has on/ with L2…