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The Effect of English Language Proficiency on the Social Capital and Academic Achievement of Economics Students in the Department of Economics, Universiti Utara Malaysia

Muhammad Sodbir, Hamzah (2012) The Effect of English Language Proficiency on the Social Capital and Academic Achievement of Economics Students in the Department of Economics, Universiti Utara Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The use of English language becomes increasingly important, either in educational sector or working sector. The role of social capital should be taken into consideration in helping the students to achieve their academic success. Previous findings indicated that students with limited use of English faced problems in advance subjects. Thus, this study examines the effect of English language proficiency towards social capital and academic achievement. This study employed the survey research design and the sample comprised of 81 undergraduate students enrolled in Economics courses from year two and three in Universiti Utara Malaysia. The instruments were adapted based on the constructs in the structural models developed. The data has been analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling to enable simultaneous analysis of all the constructs and estimate the magnitude of the direct and indirect effects between the constructs. The findings show that there is a significant direct effect of English language proficiency towards academic achievements, social capital within family and social capital outside family, and from social capital within family and outside family towards academic achievements. The mediating effect of social capital outside family towards English Language Proficiency and academic achievement among economics students in UUM was significant but it was not significant for social capital within family. The findings suggest for more activities geared towards increasing students’ English language proficiency to help them to increase their academic achievements.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Abdullah, Hussin
Item ID: 3135
Uncontrolled Keywords: English language proficiency, Social Capital, Academic Achievement
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 09:19
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 02:43
Department: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Name: Abdullah, Hussin
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3135

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