SPEECH ANXIETY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
ORTAOKUL ÖĞRENCİLERİNİN KONUŞMA KAYGISI

Author : Gülbike KEŞAPLI -- Musa ÇİFCİ
Number of pages : 463-484

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine the speech anxiety levels of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students of elementary schools. The sample of research is consist of 626 students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades of 10 different elementary schools that belong to different socio-economical classes at Uşak city centrum in 2014-2015 education period. 268 of students are male and 358 of them are female. To evaluate the speech anxiety of students, a five point likert type “Speech Anxiety Scale” is used by the researcher. Questions of the scale are comprised of 23 items. The information acquired from the research is analyzed by SPSS Windows 22.0. For evaluation of the data; numbers, percentage, average, and standart deviation are used as definitive statistical methods. The t-test is used to compare quantitative continous data between two independent groups. The one-way Anova test is used to compare quantitative continous data among more than two independent groups. After Anova test, Scheffe test is used as complementary post-hoc analysis to designate differentations.Pearson correlation analysis is used among the continuous variables of the research.The obtained findings are evaluated at %95 confidence interval and %5 significance level.As the result of the research, speech anxiety levels of the students are determined as weak for the speech anxiety at immediate vicinty, medium for the speech anxiety during class, weak for the extracurricular speech anxiety at school, and weak for speech anxiety in general

Keywords

Speech Anxiety, Anxiety, Elemantary School Students

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