Correlation between Students’ Anxiety and Speaking Ability at English Department of IAIN Palangka Raya

Moh. Rudi Taufana, Akhmad Ali Mirza


This study was focused to find out if there is or not any correlation between students’ anxiety and speaking ability at the 3rd semester students of English Department IAIN Palangka Raya. The method of this research was quantitative and correlation was the design of the research. The sample of the research was the 3rd semester students of English Department at IAIN Palangka Raya consisting of 30 students taken by cluster random sampling technique. The instruments were questionnaire and speaking test. The first instrument was FLCAS questionnaire sheet developed by Horwitz (1986), and the second instrument was speaking test. The result of this research showed that the result of r calculation for students’ anxiety and their speaking test is -.269. Based on the table of interpretation of r value, the result of r calculated (-.269) is between 0.200 and 0.400, This value shows that there is a negative correlation in low correlation criteria. From the significance (2 tailed), the writers get the score .151. It means r>0.05 which showed Ho cannot be rejected. The result explained that there is a correlation between two variables, students’ anxiety and speaking ability of 3rd semester students of English Department IAIN Palangka Raya.


anxiety; correlation; speaking

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