AN ANALYSIS OF ESL ORAL PRESENTATION USING TRAIT AND STATE APPREHENSION

Noor Hanim Rahmat, Noor Ahnis Othman, Hadayat Rahmah Hasan, Mazlen Arepin

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There are several factors -internal and external- that may cause anxiety about oral presentations. Past studies have shown that trait and state apprehension can influence oral presentation among students. The main objective of this study is to look into the factors that cause apprehension for oral presentation among ESL learners. Specifically, this study explores how trait and state apprehension influence oral presentation. In addition to that, this research also investigates whether there are any significant differences of trait and state apprehension for oral comprehension across genders and faculties. The two main constructs are trait and state apprehension; while the variables are gender and faculties. 129 students participated in this quantitative research. T-test and ANOVA were used to find relationships and significant differences across gender and faculties. Results of this study reveal that both trait and state apprehension have different influence on oral presentation among students.

 

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oral presentation, internal factors, external factors, anxiety, apprehension

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