AN ANALYSIS OF SPEAKING ANXIETY EXPERIENCED BY THE THIRD-YEAR STUDENTS AT SMPN 2 BAYAT KABUPATEN KEPULAUAN ANAMBAS

Suhaimi Suhaimi

Abstract


Abstract: This research aims at finding out the levels and the major causes of speaking anxiety experienced by the third-year students at SMPN 2 Bayat Kabupaten Kepulauan Anambas. Total sampling was used in this research since the pool of participants was relatively small consisting of 13 students in total. For the purpose of collecting the data, students were asked to fill out a set of a modified version of the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) questionnaire developed by Horwitz et al (1986). After data analysis, it was found that most students experienced a moderate level of speaking anxiety. The results suggested that 4 students (30.77%) were at a high level, 9 students (69.23%) were at a moderate level and none of the students (0%) was at a low level of anxiety. Additionally, “lack of preparation”, “afraid of being laughed at” and “afraid of being called in English classes” were the major causes of speaking anxiety that most participants agreed with. Finally, some suggestions were provided in the hope of reducing students’ anxiety while speaking English.

Keywords: Speaking, Anxiety, Speaking Anxiety, FLCAS


Keywords


Speaking, anxiety, speaking anxiety, FLCAS



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.33578/pjr.v6i3.8752

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