The relationship of individual and social variables on English language achievement among upper secondary students in a secondary school in Likas, Kota Kinabalu

Alice Shanthi Kasawi @ Krisnan, (2006) The relationship of individual and social variables on English language achievement among upper secondary students in a secondary school in Likas, Kota Kinabalu. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

The study seeks to confirm the various individual and social variables that affect English language attainment among the Form 4 students in a secondary school in Likas, Kota Kinabalu. The individual variables that were selected for the study were, "students" attitudes towards English language" and "students" attitude towards English-speaking peers". Whereas, the social variables that were selected were; "parental encouragement and support", "availability and length of time spent on English language materials at home", "claimed use of English with peers" and ''frequency of English language spoken at home". All these variables were measured by means of a series of statements to which subjects were asked to respond on five-point scales. English language attainment was based on subjects' achievement in English language in PMR 2004. In some cases, the correlations were contrary to the direction that one might expect. The results show that "frequency of English language used at home", "the length of time spent on English language materials at home", and "claimed use of English language with peers" correlate with English language achievement in PMR 2004.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:English language, attitude, variable, time spent, parental encouragement
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Education and Social Development
ID Code:10294
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:06 Jan 2015 11:00
Last Modified:06 Jan 2015 11:00

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