Students' Needs Analysis of Interpersonal Communication Course

Andi Nurul Inayah S Nurul Inayah S(1), Syarifah Farahdiba(2), Ryan Rayhana Sofyan(3*),

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


The purpose of this research is to find out the students’ needs in Interpersonal Communication course. The researcher applied mixed methods or QUAN-Qual research design. The subjects of the research were 133 students of English Literature 2021. The subjects were chosen by using total sampling and purposive sampling. The research data were obtained by giving questionnaire. Then the data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The result shows that desire of the students gets the highest average with 4.38 while for the necessity with 4.05 and the deficiency with 3.57. The interview result show that the students’ desire is an interesting learning method which suited with them, students’ deficiency is constructing sentences in formal speaking, and students’ necessity is improving English skill especially speaking skill.  In conclusion, students have need in the interpersonal communication course.

Key words-- Needs Analysis, Interpersonal Communication

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