The Relationship between Public Speaking Anxiety and Achievement

Raudah Melawati, Rahmadi Nirwanto


For those who use English as a foreign language, speaking English is one of the most difficult issues. This is because English is rarely utilized as a foreign language in everyday life. Consequently, students have some emphasis and are susceptible to anxiety when they are asked to express their ideas in an English-speaking class. Furthermore, when they were asked to make a public speaking. Public speaking is an important skill in analyzing and practicing college students as they go towards universities and their careers. However, public speaking is greatly influenced by principles associated with psychology aspect such as anxiety. It can be predicted that public speaking anxiety may be influenced public speaking performance. So, public speaking anxiety can influence students’ achievement. This study aimed to examine the correlation between public speaking anxiety and achievement. The research is classified as a quantitative method with a correlation design. The analysis of the data was carried out by using SPSS program version 24. Twenty-one college students in the fifth semester of the English department at IAIN Palangka Raya were the subjects of this study. Researchers found no significant connection between public speaking anxiety and speech performance (p>.05). The finding contributed to our bodies of labour inside the fields of public speaking anxiety.


public speaking anxiety, achievement, EFL students

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