Fear Factors in Speaking English of Nursing Students: A Comparative Study of atchathani University and Boromarajonani College of Nursing Sanpasithiprasong


  • Methavee Chotchaipong Faculty of Business Administration, Ratchathani University
  • Charoenwit Sompongtham Faculty of Education, Ratchathani University
  • Sujitra Kitiyawan Faculty of Nursing, Ratchathani University


English speaking, Fear, Nursing students


This study aimed to compare the fear factors in speaking English of nursing students encounter while studying English. A comparative study from the previous study results, conducted with nursing students at Ratchathani University (RTU) and nursing students at Boromarajonani College of Nursing Sanpasithiprasong (BCNS), carried out in the 2014 and 2016 academic year. Statistics used to analyze the resulting data included frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation. The Independent t-test was used to compare the overall results of each group. There was not a significant difference in the scores for Nursing students at RTU (M = 46.93%, S.D.= 7.86) and scores for Nursing students at BCNS (M = 46.46%, S.D.= 18.24) at the condition of t(38) = 0.106, and p = 0.916. The study results led school administrators to concern about the fear rate and fear factors in speaking English of nursing students and prepare the appropriate lessons to improve English speaking and decrease the students' fear rate.


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