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This study investigated whether or not self-esteem and TOEFL scores can influence students’ speaking 4 achievement. The population of this study was fourth, sixth, and eighth semester students of English Education Study Program, Muhammadiyah University of Palembang in academic year 2012/2013. The data were collected by documentation for speaking 4 achievement and TOEFL scores, and the data were collected by using questionaire for Self-esteem. The data were analyzed by using F-test and regression analysis. There was significant Influence between Self-esteem and speaking 4 score (r=0.206>0.05), TOEFL scores and speaking 4 score (r=0.123>0.05), Self-esteem and TOEFL score on speaking 4 score (r=.0.235>0.05). it was assumed that a fairly correlation between sudents’ Self-esteem and students’ TOEFL scores on their speaking 4 achievement was caused from the internal factor of  personal learner  as a speaker  or it might be untruthfullness of the  students’ Self-esteem when filling out the questionnaire and the limitation  of their second language foundation and their  reluctancy in  doing more  speaking.


Self-esteem; TOEFL PBT; Score Speaking Achievement

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