I Am Afraid of Learning English: The Interplay between Anxiety and Learning Experience on Indonesian Senior High School Students Academic Performances


The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of learning experience and anxiety on senior high school students’ academic performance in Indonesia. A small-scale of quantitative research was done using convenience sampling. Two kinds of data collection administered were questionnaire and students’ academic record. 40 items of Likert scale questionnaires were distributed to measure students’ learning experience and level of anxiety, while students’ two years’ progress report was studied and tabulated to analyze students’ performance in learning English. By using descriptive analysis and correlation, the study found that: (1) Students who have positive learning experience develop a low level of anxiety but a high academic performance. (2) The correlation between language experience and academic performance is significantly positive. It can be seen from sig. 0,000 < 0,01 and the correlation is high with coefficient 0,747. (3) On the other side, the correlation between language anxiety and academic performance was negative, by looking at sig. 0,000 < 0,01 with a high coefficient, 0.748.

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Winda Ari Anggraini, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Conference: ACLL2017
Stream: Anxiety & Motivation

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