The relationship between study anxiety and academic performance among English students
Sukardi Weda – Andi Elsa Fadhilah Sakti
This study explores the relationship between study anxiety and academic performance among English students at Faculty of Languages and Literature Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia. A total 116 students, 96 females and 20 males students participated in this study. This study focuses its investigation on a significant correlation of students’ study anxiety and their academic performance. There were two types of instruments used, a questionnaire and a test. The study anxiety level was measured using Sansgiry and Sail’s Test Anxiety Measurement (TAM). Meanwhile, students’ academic performance was measured using Grade Pont Average (GPA). The results revealed that there was a significant correlation of high level anxiety and low academic performance among English students at Faculty of Languages and Literature Universitas Negeri Makassar, with significant correlation (p=0.011) and the correlation coefficient is small with r= 0.235. Further studies in a wide variety of settings with students who have different socio economic background, gender, motivation, achievement, and other disciplines with students’ study anxiety are recommended.
Key words: Study anxiety, academic performance, English students