A Study Of Social Factors Affecting English Language Reading Habits Of Jordanian English As A Foreign Language (Efl) Students In Selected Schools In Al-Mafraq Governorate

Al Harafsheh, Aabdalla Nahar Fankheer (2016) A Study Of Social Factors Affecting English Language Reading Habits Of Jordanian English As A Foreign Language (Efl) Students In Selected Schools In Al-Mafraq Governorate. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    Penyelidikan ini dijalankan untuk mengkaji pengaruh faktor sosial terhadap tabiat pembacaan bahasa Inggeris dalam kalangan pelajar Jordan yang mengikuti kursus bahasa Inggeris sebagai bahasa Asing (English as a Forring Language, EFL) di sekolah menengah di daerah Al-Mafraq. Kesan pengantara daripada atitud pembacaan bahasa Inggeris terhadap perkaitan di antara faktor sosial dan tabiat pembacaan dikaji. Kajian ini mempostulat sebuah model teori untuk menentukan sejauh mana pengaruh faktor diri, rumah, sekolah dan media sosial terhadap tabiat pembacaan bahasa Inggeris. Sampel populasi mencakupi 275 orang pelajar daripada beberapa buah sekolah di daerah Al-Mafraq. Bagi menjawab persoalan penyelidikan, kaedah pengumpulan data bercampur diaplikasi dalam dua fasa. Dalam fasa pertama, daripada 275 set soal selidik yang diedarkan dalam kalangan pelajar EFL Jordan, 268 set soal selidik diterima dan boleh digunakan. Dalam fasa kedua pula, sepuluh temu bual separa struktur dijalankan bagi mengesahkan keputusan kuantitatif. Data dianalisis menggunakan analisis ANOVA satu hala, analisis kekerapan dan CB-SEM (Co-Variance Based Structural Equation Modeling) dalam perisian AMOS 21.0. This research was carried out to study the influence of the social factors on the English language reading habits of Jordanian EFL secondary school students in Al-Mafraq governorate. The mediating effect of attitude towards reading in English on the relationship between social factors and English language reading habits were also studied. The study has postulated a theoretical model to depict the extent of the influence of personal, home, school factors and social media influence on English language reading habits. The sample population comprises 275 student form six different schools in Al-Mafraq governorate to participate in this study. To answer the research questions, the current study has applied mixed method of data collection in the two phases. In the first phase, 268 usable questionnaires were received out of the 275 distributed to Jordanian EFL students. The second phase of the study was aimed at validating the quantitative results by ten semi-structured interviews. The data analysis for this study is done by conducting the One-Way ANOVA analysis, frequency analysis and Co-Variance Based Structural Equation Modeling (CB-SEM) in AMOS 21.0 software.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics(General)
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Bahasa Literasi & Terjemahan (School of Languages, Literacies and Translation) > Thesis
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2017 10:21
    Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 10:36
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/32077

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