IJLLL 2016 Vol.2(2): 65-72 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2016.2.2.69

Relationship between Teacher Education Students’ Oral Communication Apprehensions in English and Their Academic Performance

Mark Anthony T. Juan and Ronald Candy S. Lasaten
Abstract—Using the descriptive-correlational research design, this study aimed to determine and analyze the correlation of the levels of oral communication apprehensions (CA) in English and academic performance of the teacher education students of Mariano Marcos State University, Laoag City, Philippines. The study used James McCroskey’s Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24) to gather the needed data for the levels of CA. The general weighted average (GWA) of the respondents in subjects using English as medium of instruction were taken as data for their academic performance. Frequency counts, percentage, means, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), and t-test of difference between means of two independent samples were used to treat the data sets gathered. Findings show that the teacher education students have average levels of oral communication apprehensions in English in the different communication situations and that their academic performance has a mean described as Very Good. Additionally, the test of differences between the students’ academic performance and their levels of oral CA indicate that for small group and public speaking situations, the grade averages have no significant differences, whether the students have low, average or high CA level in such situation. However, for classes, dyads and overall oral CA, the results indicate that those with low CA on those mentioned communication situations have significantly higher grade averages than their counterparts with average and high oral CA levels.

Index Terms—Academic performance, English language, oral communication apprehensions, teacher education students.

The authors are with the Mariano Marcos State University, College of Teacher Education (MMSU CTE), Laoag City, 2900, Philippines (e-mail: mark,juan@ymail.com, ronaldcandylasaten@yahoo.com.ph).

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Cite:Mark Anthony T. Juan and Ronald Candy S. Lasaten, "Relationship between Teacher Education Students’ Oral Communication Apprehensions in English and Their Academic Performance," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 65-72, 2016.

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