Anxiety Level of Indonesian Students and Its Relationship To Academic Achievement In English

Caroline V Katemba


This research sought the relationship between anxiety in English, the achievement in English and the factors that cause anxiety of the university student of Universitas Advent Indonesia. The respondents were 128 they were classified according to gender and the type of school they graduated from.              The instrument used in this study was the final grade in English 3 subject, a 50 items questionnaire, which was taken from the anxiety inventory and was modified by the researcher to suit the need of the study. It was translated into Indonesian for a better understanding of the questions. Correlational Analysis used to determine the relationship of the anxiety level and the achievement and Factor analysis served as tool to identify the factors that cause the anxiety in English.  It was found that the level of anxiety of both males, females and types of school were oftentimes anxious. There were 14 factors identified that cause anxiety in English. There was no significant difference on the level of anxiety of these university students in English according to gender and type of high school they graduated from since they fall on the same range as interpreted oftentimes/highly anxious

Keywords: anxiety , academic achievement

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