Discovering the coping strategies of speaking anxiety in english language amongESL Learners/ Siti Nurfirdaus Mohd Nasir...[et al.]

Mohd Nasir, Siti Nurfirdaus and Harun, Nur Hartini and Harun, Zetty Harisha and Harun, Robekhah (2019) Discovering the coping strategies of speaking anxiety in english language amongESL Learners/ Siti Nurfirdaus Mohd Nasir...[et al.]. In: i-nTeLEC 2019, 17 & 18 April 2019, Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, Pulau Pinang.

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Abstract

This study intended to identify the most common strategy used by ESL learners in order to cope with speaking anxiety and also to determine any differences in the strategies used to cope with speaking anxiety between genders. A set of questionnaire was distributed to 40 students to identify the most common strategy used to help them reduce their language anxiety in speaking English and to determine any differences in the strategies used by gender. The descriptive analysis showed the highest percentage on the students working collaboratively in small groups helps to reduce their nervousness when speaking English for both gender (100%). However, the least chosen strategies are different for both genders, whereby, for female, the item ‘accuracy is not the focus and to be able to use English in a friendly environment’ respectively showed 75%, meanwhile 85% of male students agreed that ‘a humorous teacher helps to reduce nervousness in speaking English’. Finally, from the study, there are several actions that can be taken by the researchers in order to overcome language anxiety by using the right coping strategies among the students.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Mohd Nasir, Siti Nurfirdaus
sitinasir10@gmail.com
Harun, Nur Hartini
nurhartiniharun@gmail.com
Harun, Zetty Harisha
harisha@kedah.uitm.edu.my
Harun, Robekhah
robekhah@kedah.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Affection. Feeling. Emotion > Anxiety
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational psychology > Nervous system
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: i-nTeLEC 2019
Event Dates: 17 & 18 April 2019
Page Range: pp. 189-195
Item ID: 34222
Uncontrolled Keywords: Speaking Anxiety; Coping Strategies; Language Anxiety
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34222

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