LEVEL OF SPEAKING ANXIETY AND SELF-EFFICACY ON ENGLISH AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Authors

  • John Kieth Pontillas Muertegui National High School
  • Shaina Jae Rodrigo

Keywords:

Anxiety English Language, Self-efficacy, Students, Speaking

Abstract

Speaking anxiety is a spreading concern affecting every individual speaking self-efficacy across various contexts and hinders one’s ability to communicate effectively in public. This study aims to determine the level of speaking anxiety and self-efficacy in English Language among senior high school students enrolled in Public secondary school students. This study employed a descriptive cross-sectional research design. The respondents of the study were 153 senior high school students, the sample size were determined using slovins formula, using an adopted and modified survey questionnaires from Pucya et al. (2023) and Ozturk and Gurbuz (2014). The findings of the study revealed that the level of speaking anxiety of senior high school students’ students is high and their self-efficacy is low due to lack of English proficiency and fear of judgment by their peers. Additional findings also revealed that there is no significant difference in the level of speaking self-efficacy in terms of their ages. Furthermore, the results also showed that there is a significant difference on the level of speaking anxiety and self-efficacy of students in terms of age, sex, and grade level. The school must create mock interviews sessions where students can practice answering questions and improve their communication skills, this activity help student’s gain confidence in speaking in professional setting.

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Published

2024-06-01