Reducing Students’ Speaking Anxiety through Peer Group Activities

Marlia, Marlia (2018) Reducing Students’ Speaking Anxiety through Peer Group Activities. S2 thesis, Universitas Negeri Makassar.

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This research aimed at reducing the students’ speaking anxiety, enhancing the students’ speaking skill, and finding out the students’ perception toward peer group activities. The researcher applied a mixed-method research design using a QUAN-qual model or as known as explanatory mixed method design. The instruments of the research were a questionnaire, speaking test, observation, and interview. The population of this research was the first-grade students of SMAN 13 Pangkep in academic year 2017/2018 which consisted of 90 students. The sample of this research was 44 students. The experimental class consisted of 22 students and control class consisted of 22 students. The quantitative results show that the use of peer group activities reduces the students’ speaking anxiety and enhances their speaking skill. It is proven by the mean score of students’ speaking anxiety both in experimental and control class (56.09 < 60.54). Moreover, the mean score of students’ speaking skill in the experimental class is higher than the control class. It is proven by the value of the mean score from both classes (65.90 > 56.18). The result of the qualitative data shows that peer group activities are very helpful, good, interesting, and new activities in learning English. Keywords: Speaking Anxiety, Speaking Skill, Peer Group Activities INTRODUCTION Speaking is the skill to produce verbal utterances, convey meaning, though and ideas. Bailey (2006) states that speaking is the productive aural or oral skill that includes conveying meaning by producing verbal utterances systematically. Unfortunately, many

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Subjects: PASCASARJANA
PASCASARJANA > BAHASA INGGRIS (S2)
Divisions: PROGRAM PASCASARJANA
Depositing User: UPT PERPUSTAKAAN UNM
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 06:08
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 06:08
URI: http://eprints.unm.ac.id/id/eprint/11853

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