The Influence of Students’ Emotional Intelligence on Speaking Ability

Harmoni Harmoni(1), Samtidar Samtidar(2*), Chairil Anwar Korompot(3),

(1) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(2) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(3) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(*) Corresponding Author


The objective of this research was to find out the influence of emotional intelligence on students’ speaking ability. The research was conducted at SMA Negeri 1 Lohia, Kabupaten Muna. The design of this research was a quasi-experimental design. The data were collected by interviewing the students. The students’ answers were varied; for example, they were afraid of making mistakes, lacking vocabulary, and so on. The results of calculations with the T-Test formula on the Pre-Test Questions obtained 3.26 with a significant level of 5%. It turned out that t-count > t-table or 3.26 > 1.99. This means that H0 is rejected and Ha is accepted. It indicated that Emotional Intelligence influenced the student’s speaking ability.


Influence; speaking ability; emotional intelligence

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