The relationship between study behaviour and home environment with English achievement

Jane Suleiman, (2006) The relationship between study behaviour and home environment with English achievement. Masters thesis, University Malaysia Sabah.


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Basically, this is a cross-sectional study that attempted to identify the relationship between students' study behaviour variables and home environment variables towards English achievement of Form Four students in one of the school in Sabah. This study is aimed to determine the relationship of each of the study behaviour variables and English achievement, the relationship of each of the home environment variables and the English achievement. This study was conducted in a Form Four students in a semi-urban school which comprised of the three ethnic groups in Sabah. They were thirty-six males and forty-four females as respondents. The independent variables in this study were study behaviour and home environment. The analysis of the study was based on two sets of questionnaire, i.e., the study behaviour questionnaire and the home environment questionnaire, whereas, the dependent variable in this study was the students' achievement in English. Chi-square test is being used to determine the relationship between study behaviour and home environment with English achievement. This study found that there is a relationship between study behaviour and English achievement. This study also found that there is a significant relationship between home environment and English achievement. The mean of three English evaluations namely The First Semester English Examination, July English Test and Final Semester English Examination. In view of the importance of study behaviour, it is recommended that good learning strategies be taught to students in school to facilitate them develop the right attitude towards English learning, and therefore helps them improve their performance in English. As the study is done within the limitation of time, collecting data by using questionnaire in gathering information on study behaviour and home environment from the respondents might gathered limited information. Therefore, it is recommended that the future study will be carried out by using a more precise measure such as interview and observation on students, teachers and parents

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: study behaviour, home environment, English achievement, semi-urban school
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Education and Social Development
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 07:17
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 09:05

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