A STUDY OF STUDENTS' CONFIDENCE AND ANXIETY IN ORAL PERFORMANCE AMONG INDONESIAN LEARNERS OF ENGLISH

Sularso, Rr. Ellsa Puspita (2017) A STUDY OF STUDENTS' CONFIDENCE AND ANXIETY IN ORAL PERFORMANCE AMONG INDONESIAN LEARNERS OF ENGLISH. Other thesis, Unika Soegijapranata Semarang.

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Abstract

Speaking is one of the most important skills in English. However, students in Indonesia who learn English as their major sometimes feel nervous when they are asked to speak English in front of class. There are some factors that influence them in speaking. The purpose of this study is to analyze whether anxiety and self-confidence affect students in oral performance, to know the kind of challenges they faced in speaking class and to know what kind of strategies they make in increasing their speaking skill. The data were taken from 45 freshmen in Faculty of Language and Arts, Soegijapranata Catholic University. The analysis used in this study is mixed method. To collect quantitative data, the writer distributed the questionnaires about confidence and anxiety. The next step, the writer analyzed quantitative data using factor analysis and correlation in SPSS. The result shows that there are three factors that influence in speaking anxiety and confidence. The main factors for anxiety are criticism, communication and examination, while language potential, situation and communication are the main aspects for confidence. The findings of this study indicated that the more anxious the students were, the lower their speaking scores were. The writer also interviewed some students. From the interview, the writer found that there were some reasons why students were nervous in speaking. The reasons why students were anxious and had lack of self confidence were lack of English fluency, lack of practice, unpleasant academic environment, lecturers and peers. There are some strategies to increase their speaking skill. They are; learn more about grammar and vocabularies, watching a movie, reading many books, practice a lot, and listening to music.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: 100 Philosophy and Psychology > 150 Psychology > Learning
800 Literature
Divisions: Faculty of Language and Art > Department of English Literature
Depositing User: Mrs Christiana Sundari
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 04:59
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 04:59
URI: http://repository.unika.ac.id/id/eprint/20638

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