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English Language Apprehension and Relationship Building Bonding Among International Students in the College of Arts and Sciences at University Utara Malaysia

Ahmed, Mohamed Idries (2010) English Language Apprehension and Relationship Building Bonding Among International Students in the College of Arts and Sciences at University Utara Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine on English language apprehension and interpersonal communication for 170 international postgraduate students which study in College of Art and Science in University Utara Malaysia.
The research objectives consists of : To determine to what extent international postgraduate students‘ attitudes influence English language pronunciation for interpersonal communication, to examine the relationship between attitudes and English language apprehension towards the effectiveness of interpersonal communication and to examine the adoption levels of English language among the students.
Based on previous studies, questionnaires survey was developed to investigate the relationship between Attitude-self disclosure and English language apprehension, and relationship building bonding interpersonal communication. The results provide of this study, reporting the information collected from the survey and statistical analysis of the data collected. The data was analyzed using SPSS. Correlation analyses and was applied to the survey data provide evidence that Attitudes influence relationship building which, in turn, is positive related to its operation (r = 0.488, p< 0.01). These research also suggest that there is a significant and negative impact of English language apprehension on relationship building bonding (r = -0.254, p< 0.01). Since majority of the international postgraduate students agreed that the English language is an important and useful language in the interpersonal communication, hence for the future studies, we should look at the important of English language in the relationship bonding as well as how the international postgraduate students in UUM improve their proficiency in English towards mastering the use of English language in interpersonal communication.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : M. Budiman, Adrian
Item ID: 3738
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 08:33
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 08:33
Department: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Name: M. Budiman, Adrian
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3738

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