An Analysis on Students' Perception toward Their Speaking Anxiety of English Education Study Program at Sriwijaya University

Ira Audina Pratiwi, Soni Mirizon, Zuraida Zuraida

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Abstract: This study is aimed at finding out (1) the level of students’ speaking anxiety at English Education Study Program at Sriwijaya University (2) factors contribute to students’ speaking anxiety in EFL classroom (3) students’ perception coping with their strategies when they speak in English. This study used quantitative descriptive design. There were 73third semester students of English Education Study Program at Sriwijaya University. The data were collected by giving PSCAS (Public Speaking Class Anxiety Scale) questionnaire (Yaikhong and Usaha, 2012) and interview questions (Rafieyan, 2016). The results revealed that most of the students (52%) were in the medium level of speaking anxiety. Interview data showed that personal factors got the highest contribution to their speaking anxiety (64%) and unfamiliarity with topic got the highest percentage (95%). Meanwhile, personal strategies got the highest percentage or 50% and practicing more got the highest percentage or 95%.

Keywords: speaking anxiety, factors, students’ strategies.


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