The Effect of Communication Games and Self-Esteem towards Students’ Speaking Skill

Rifky Fakhrurrazy

Abstract


This research is an experimental research. The purpose of this research is to know the effect of Communication Games and self-esteem toward students' speaking skill. The population of this research was students of grade VIII SMP Dr. Abd Ahmad PGAI Padang. The technique used is Cluster Random Sampling. The sample consists of students at VIII A as experimental class and VIII B as control class. In this research, the test is used to analize students’ speaking skill and questionnaire was used to collect self-esteem data. Data from the research were analyzed by using two-way t-test and ANOVA (ANOVA 2x2)4. The results of this research were (1) students taught with Communication Game have better speaking skills than students taught by conventional strategies, (2) the speaking skill of students with high self-esteem with Communication Game gives higher results than Conventional teaching strategies, (3) students 'speaking skills with low Self-Esteem with Communication Game gives higher results than conventional teaching strategies, and (4) there is no interaction between strategy and Self-Esteem in transactional text. In short it can be concluded that Communication is an effective strategy in teaching speaking

Keywords


Teaching Speaking, Communication Games, Self-Esteem;

References


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15548/jt.v25i2.398

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