An Analysis Students’ Strategy in Overcoming Speaking Anxiety Used Coping Strategies at SMAN 3 Ponorogo

Adawiyah, Wildha Afosma (2023) An Analysis Students’ Strategy in Overcoming Speaking Anxiety Used Coping Strategies at SMAN 3 Ponorogo. Undergraduate (S1) thesis, IAIN Ponorogo.

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Speaking is a fundamental aspect of human communication and an important part of everyday life. Speaking is a complex and multi-faceted skill involving various components, including pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and speaking. Many students experience anxiety in speaking English, fear of being wrong in the pronunciation they say and become not confident in speaking English. There are several driving factors that can be used as motivation to build students' confidence in speaking English, one of which is the international class program which was established to help students feel confident in speaking English by making the habit of communicating English in their classroom. It is undeniable that some students who are in international class also still experience anxiety or fear of mispronunciation in their speaking English. Therefore, researcher wanted to examine students’ strategies to overcome speaking anxiety.
This study aims to determine the level of student speaking anxiety, the factors that cause students’ speaking anxiety, and coping strategies used to overcome speaking anxiety of students SMAN 3 Ponorogo.
In this study, researcher used a qualitative method to provide broader insight about anxiety in speaking English to international students at SMAN 3 Ponorogo. Researcher collected data to answer research questions with three instruments: observation, questionnaires, and interviews. The researcher used the FLSAQ questionnaire from Öztürk & Gürbüz, which was adapted from Horwitz.
The results of this study showed that several international students at SMAN 3 Ponorogo experience speaking anxiety, namely around 0% experienced a very high level of anxiety, meaning that no students experience excessive anxiety in speaking English, then around 33.3% experience high anxiety levels. Then, 44.4% experienced moderate anxiety which meant that they did not experience too much anxiety in speaking English and around 22.2% experienced relaxation which meant students were not afraid and felt anxious when speaking English. Based on the results of the interviews, the researcher concluded that several factors caused students' speaking anxiety are: first, they were afraid of making mistakes in front of many people or were afraid of not being able to receive information correctly; second, fear of negative comments and criticism conveyed by others, not confident; third, fear of making mistakes during the exam. And coping strategies used by international student to overcome their speaking anxiety is problem focused coping.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate (S1))
Thesis Supervisor: Fenty Andriani
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Jurusan Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Miss Perpustakaan IAIN Ponorogo
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2023 08:40
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023 08:40

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