The Correlation Between Students’ Self-Confidence and Students’ Speaking Ability in English

Miftahul Jannah(1), Baso Jabu(2*), Geminastiti Sakkir(3),

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


This study examines the correlation between students' self-confidence and English-speaking ability. It will be accomplished using two distinct instruments: a questionnaire assessing students' dread of writing and a speaking examination centered on memorable moments. This study aims to determine the relationship between students' self-confidence and their speaking skills. This investigation utilized a correlational quantitative research approach—this study's sample comprised one hundred Class XI students from SMA Negeri 1 Pinrang. Cluster random sampling was also used during the sampling procedure. This method permits selecting a sample representative of the population, ensuring that the representation is accurate. The research demonstrates a significant correlation between self-confidence and speaking abilities, indicating a positive relationship between these variables. However, as students' self-confidence increases, their speaking proficiency improves proportionally.


Self-confidence; Speaking Ability; Correlation

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