Self-Reflections of Introvert Students towards Problems of Speaking English
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- speaking skill, introvert personality, self-reflection, language anxiety
This article reports the findings of a phenomenological study investigating introvert students’ lived experiences in learning to speak English as long as they were studying in Senior High School. Being reflective is one of the characteristics of the students who are inclined to have introvert personality. This study was carried out to answer the research questions about personality problems as the intrinsic side of affectivity that they ever faced in speaking English after they made self-reflections. Participants of the study were five students grade XII of academic year 2017/2018 in a public Senior High School who had just completed the National Examination. Students’ reflective writing and semi-structured interview were used to collect the data of this study. The data were organized, summarized and interpreted to get the essence of the participants’ experiences. The findings showed that there was one main affective problem experienced by the participants that was language anxiety in speaking English consisting of communication apprehension and fear of negative social evaluation (Horwitz, Horwitz, and Cope, 1986; and MacIntyre and Gardner, 1989, 1991, in Brown, 2007, p. 162). This research also found the participants’ self-reflections towards the language anxiety including determining directions and thinking of consequences (Bandura in Hergehahn and Olson, 2008, p. 385). The participants did self-reflections to cope with language anxiety that had hindered them to achieve success in speaking English.
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TY - CONF AU - Reni Handayani AU - Widyastuti Purbani PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - Self-Reflections of Introvert Students towards Problems of Speaking English BT - Proceedings of the 5th Asia Pasific Education Conference (AECON 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 172 EP - 179 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aecon-18.2018.33 DO - 10.2991/aecon-18.2018.33 ID - Handayani2018/12 ER -