AN INVESTIGATION INTO INDONESIAN EFL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ANXIETY

Mukhlash Abrar

Abstract


The general purpose of the study was to investigate EFL learners’ speaking anxiety and its associated factors. More specifically, the study purposed to examine was the constructs of a speaking anxiety questionnaire and to explore the model for predicting speaking anxiety based on gender, proficiency and class type. Therefore, explanatory factor analysis and multiple linear regression analysis were used. The result of factor analysis indicated that there are two factors in the questions, but they are difficult to name as a result of overlapping variables in each component. With regards to a multiple linear regression test, the finding shows that proficiency variable is the most significant factor for predicting the variation in speaking anxiety. 


Keywords


speaking anxiety, factor analysis, multiple linear regression

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