STUDENTS’ ANXIETY IN LEARNING ENGLISH (A Study at the 8th Grade of SMPN 6 Mataram)

BAIQ NOVIANTI, AGUSTINA (2023) STUDENTS’ ANXIETY IN LEARNING ENGLISH (A Study at the 8th Grade of SMPN 6 Mataram). S1 thesis, Universitas Mataram.

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Anxiety has been expected to came failure in learning English. This studyaimed to identify the levels of anxiety experienced by the students in learning Englishand what factors students believed contributed to their anxiety in learning English at the 8th grade of SMPN 6 Mataram. The method used in this study was qualitative, and the population consisted of 352 students, and 30 students (10%). were selected as the sample. Data collection techniques included questionnaires from Horwitz & Cope (1986) and in-depth interviews from Price (1999). The results shows that no students were indicated as being very anxious and anxious levels, 14 participants (47%) were mildly anxious, 13 participants (43%) were at the relaxed level, and 3 participants (10%) were very relaxed. Students experienced class anxiety, which affected them negatively. Therefore, it was essential for English teachers to be aware of the anxiety among their students. It is also found that seven factors were found in this research, coming from both teachers and students. The anxiety factors from the teachers were teacher personality 3 participants (10%), speaking in front of the class 12 participants (40%) and incomprehensible input 7 participants (23%). While factorsfrom students were student beliefs about English being difficult 22 participants (73%),ridiculed by peers 9 participants (30%), lack of preparation 12 participants (40%) and low self esteem 8 participants (27%). Apart from that, these factors were discussed inthis study, deepening our understanding of foreign language anxiety

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Keywords (Kata Kunci): Students’ Anxiety, Level of Anxiety, Factors of Anxiety, English
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: Meike Megawati
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2023 05:56
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2023 05:56

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