GENERAL SELF-CONFIDENCE AND ITS IMPLICATION ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN ORAL PRESENTATION

Agus Salim

Abstract


In speaking course, the teachers usually ask
the students to present their projects in front of the class
through an activity called Oral Presentation. However,
many of students are afraid of public speaking due to
the effect of self-confidence. This study is aimed to (1)
describe general self-confidence among Indonesian EFL
learners, (2) describe their academic achievement in oral
presentation, and (3) find out the relationship between
self-confidence and their academic achievement in oral
presentation. Correlational design is used to investigate
the existence or non existence of the relationship
between the variables. The subjects of this study are 68
students at the second semester in English Department
of one private university in Lamongan, Indonesia.
Documentation and questionnaire are used as
instruments to collect the data in this study. The
findings reveal that (1) the students‘ general selfconfidence
is quite strong, (2) the students‘ academic
achievement in the oral presentation is good, and (3) the
two variables show high correlation. Therefore, the
teachers are suggested to enforce activities that could
increase students‘ self-confidence which in turn could
decrease their anxiety in public speaking.

Key words: self confidence, speaking achievement, oral
presentation.


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