Class Size and Students’ Anxiety in Oral Recitation

Jerald C. Moneva, Leo B. Acibar, Niel O. Monding


Anxiety is one of the greatest challenges that faced by the students nowadays. Anxiety can affect the student’s productivity, performance and academic achievement in many ways. Class size plays an important role on learning of the students. Students who belong to the large or small class size can surpass this problem, it may give their co-classmate a confidence and courage in facing the anxiety they felt. This study intends to determine the association between the class size and student’s anxiety in oral recitation of Jagobiao National High School. This research work uses a descriptive design with likert’s scale questionnaire as being used for gathering data. After the data were being gathered, the data were then analyzed using weighted mean and chi-square in determining the relationship between the class size and anxiety in oral recitation. 300 randomly selected students from Jagobiao National High School- Junior High School Cebu City, Philippines were asked to participate. The result of the study indicates that the class size in Jagobiao National High School has a range of forty-six to fifty students, the result revealed that the students have anxiety in oral recitation and the students’ level of anxiety is slight to extremely anxious and it is also revealed that there is no association between class size and students’ anxiety in oral recitation

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