Modeling the language learning strategies and English language proficiency of preuniversity students in UMS: a case study

Johannah Jamalul Kiram, and Jumat Sulaiman, and Suyansah Swanto, and Wardatul Akmam Din, (2015) Modeling the language learning strategies and English language proficiency of preuniversity students in UMS: a case study. p. 1.

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Abstract

This study aims to construct a mathematical model of the relationship between a student’s Language Learning Strategy usage and English Language proficiency. Fifty-six pre-university students of University Malaysia Sabah participated in this study. A self-report questionnaire called the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning was administered to them to measure their language learning strategy preferences before they sat for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET), the results of which were utilised to measure their English language proficiency. We attempted the model assessment specific to Multiple Linear Regression Analysis subject to variable selection using Stepwise regression. We conducted various assessments to the model obtained, including the Global F-test, Root Mean Square Error and R-squared. The model obtained suggests that not all language learning strategies should be included in the model in an attempt to predict Language Proficiency.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematical model, strategy inventory
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 06:35
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 06:01
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/15334

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