HomeQSU-CTE Journal of Education Practices and Standardsvol. 1 no. 1 (2016)

FACTORS AFFECTING STUDENT’S ATTITUDES TOWARDS ENGLISH ALONG ITS SOCIO-COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS

Charity B. Lomuas | Thelma A. Tubay | Elvira A. Tamangan | Nelson D. Guray | Ma. Theresa B. Valerio

 

Abstract:

The study was conducted during the second semester of the academic year 2015-2016 to assess the factors affecting students’ attitudes towards English along its socio-communicative functions as perceived by the BSE sophomore of Quirino State University. The highlights of the study are as follows: (1) The respondents of the study are mostly female, Ilocano, Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) majors and in their normal age of a sophomore college student; (2) The statements in the personal factors, motivational factors, school-related factors and home-related factors, as aspects that affect their attitudes towards English along its socio-communicative functions were agreed by the respondents; (3) The age, college major and ethnic affiliations of the respondents affect their perceptions towards their personal perceptions along the English language; (4) The college major and ethnic affiliation of the respondents affect their perceptions along their motivation as factors affecting their attitudes towards the English language along its socio-communicative functions; (5) The college major of the respondents has something to do on their perception on school-related aspects as factors affecting their attitudes towards the English language along its socio-communicative functions; (6) The college major and ethnic affiliation of the respondents have something to do on their perception on home-related aspects as factors affecting their attitudes towards the English language along its socio-communicative functions. The findings of the study suggest that; (1) The students should pursue and be more interested in using the English language along its socio-communicative functions as it is inclined in their future profession; (2) The teachers should motivate and encourage more the students to use the English language in communicating with others in order for them to practice and prepare the students in

their actual teaching; (3) The Bachelor in Secondary Education program should provide activities and seminar-workshops that would enhance the students’ linguistic abilities especially in using the English language; (4) The parents should support and encourage their children in using the English language as a powerful tool in achieving their dreams.