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An Analysis Of Students’ Speaking Anxiety In An English As Foreign Language Classroom (A Qualitative Study At SMAN 1 Rumbia)

Damayanti, Alfina (2023) An Analysis Of Students’ Speaking Anxiety In An English As Foreign Language Classroom (A Qualitative Study At SMAN 1 Rumbia). Undergraduate thesis, IAIN Metro.

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The purpose of this research to find out types of anxieties, levels of anxieties do the students have in speaking, what factors make students feel anxious when speaking English in front of class, and what strategies do the students apply to reduce anxiety.

This research was a qualitative research. The metods used in collecting data were observation, interview, questionnaire, and documentation. The data analysis technique was data collection, data reduction, data display and conclusion drawing and verification. The subject of this study were students of XI Mipa 3 SMAN 1 Rumbia.

From the observation data and in-depth interview with respondents, researchers found that students XI Mipa 3 experienced anxiety when speaking English. The researchers found that there were two types of anxiety experienced by students, namely: trait anxiety, and state anxiety.

From the data questionnaire developed by Horwitz et al (1986). It consist of 33 item with 5 point Likert-Scale and the researcher found the levels that were 3 students (9.67%) have a very low level of anxiety, 5 students (16.12%) into the category of low anxiety, 9 students (29.03%) have a medium level anxiety, then 9 students (29.03%) have a relatively high anxiety and 5 students (16.12%) have a high very anxiety. The researcher also found the factors that contributed to the anxiety, the factors is not only from the teacher but also the students, there are five factors which are founf this research, speaking in front of the class, incomprehensible input, being laughed at by others, students beliefs and lack preparation. The last the researcher also found five strategies to reduce students anxiety, there are change the mindset, positive thingking, preparation, improving students’ speaking skill and be brave.

Keywords: Anxiety, Foreign Language Anxiety, Speaking Skill

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Kependidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Siti Ma'ani IAIN Metro
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2023 08:19
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 08:19

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