Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language and Arts (ICLA 2020)

The Effect of Speaking Anxiety on Students Performance in Speech Class

Authors
Allen Christy, Jufri, Mukhaiyar
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Allen Christy
Available Online 26 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210325.043How to use a DOI?
Keywords
performance, speaking anxiety, speech
Abstract

This research was designed to measure the level of anxiety faced by the students and its effect on students’ performance, and the factors causing the anxiety. This study is a descriptive research. The sample of this study was the students of English Department who took speech subject at STKIP PGRI Sumatera Barat academic year 2018/2019. The participants of the research were 12 (25%) out of 50 students. The researcher used three instruments in collecting the data; speaking test, questionnaire, and interview. The speaking test was a speech test and the students’ performance was scored by using a scoring rubric. The questionnaire was adapted from Horwitz et al. (1986) and the scores from the Likert scale were then tabulated to identify students’ level of anxiety. Last, interview was administered to find out the internal and external factors causing the anxiety. The result shows that the students, as a whole, have medium level of anxiety in the apprehension of communication, low in the evaluation of negative fear, and also low in the test of anxiety. The researcher found out that the students with low level of anxiety in those three types of anxiety performed well in the speech test. Thus, it implies that anxiety affects students’ performance. From the interview, it can be concluded that the students’ anxiety derived mostly from the internal factors; fear of being laughed at or their unconfidence.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language and Arts (ICLA 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
26 March 2021
ISBN
10.2991/assehr.k.210325.043
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210325.043How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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