The Role of Self-Perceived Communication Competence, Communication Apprehension, and Motivation towards Willingness to Communicate of the Second Year Science Class Students of SMAN 9 Bandar Lampung

Savitri Fiska Tamara, Ag Bambang Setiyadi, Flora Nainggolan


Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui i) keinginan siswa untuk berkomunikasi dan ii) hubungan antara kepercayaan akan kompetensi diri, kekhawatiran dalam berkomunikasi, motivasi, dan keinginan untuk berkomunikasi. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode kuantitatif. Subjek penelitian yaitu 224 siswa kelas XI IPA SMAN 9 Bandar Lampung. Kuesioner self-report digunakan untuk mengumpulkan data mengenai komunikasi dan motivasi para siswa. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa siswa memiliki tingkat keinginan untuk berkomunikasi yang tidak terlalu rendah atau tinggi. Selain itu, terdapat korelasi yang signifikan antara variabel kepercayaan akan kompetensi diri, kekhawatiran dalam berkomunikasi, dan keinginan untuk berkomunikasi, kecuali motivasi.  Hal ini menunjukkan bahwa semakin tinggi para siswa percaya terhadap kompetensi dirinya, semakin rendah kekhawatiran yang mereka alami.


The aims of this study were to explore i) the students’ willingness to communicate and ii) the correlation among self-perceived communication competence, communication apprehension, motivation, and willingness to communicate. The research used quantitative method. The subjects were 224 second year science class students of SMAN 9 Bandar Lampung. Self-report questionnaires were employed to collect the data of the students’ communication and motivational orientations. The results showed that the students had moderate willingness to communicate in English. Moreover, there was a statistically significant correlation between self-perceived communication competence, communication apprehension, and willingness to communicate, but motivation. This suggests that the more students believe in their competence, the less apprehensive they will be.


 Keywords: Self-Perceived Communication Competence, Communication Apprehension, Motivation, Willingness to Communicate.

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