Research Library

open-access-imgOpen AccessSELF¬-CONFIDENCE AND SPEAKING SKILLS OF THE FIRST-YEAR UNDERGRADUATES: A CORRELATIONAL STUDY AT A PUBLIC SECTOR UNIVERSITY IN PAKISTAN
Author(s)
Кamran Akhtar SIDDIQUI,
Rifat Ullah Khan,
Iqra Aslam Siddiqui
Publication year2022
Publication title
ezikov svât
Resource typeJournals
All the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening are equally important for language learners. Studies show that students learning English as a second language face challenges in learning these four skills. However, production skills i.e., writing and speaking seem to pose greater challenge to learners especially in non-English countries. The challenges related to speaking might be related to several psychological or environmental factors. Self-confidence is one of those areas of concern. Therefore, the present study aims to find out if there is a correlation between self-confidence and speaking grades of first year university students at a public sector university in Pakistan. In this regard, a self-confidence questionnaire (SCQ) was administered to 31 participants from a class of Business Administration department. The collected data was analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 20.0 software and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was calculated. The data analysis revealed that there is a positive but statistically non-significant correlation between self-confidence and speaking grades. Therefore, the study suggests that some experimental studies on the subject should be conducted, and more variables could be brough in to obtain a broader picture of the phenomenon. Small sample size stands as a limitation of the study.
Subject(s)active listening , chemistry , chromatography , communication , linguistics , mathematics , mathematics education , medical education , medicine , pearson product moment correlation coefficient , philosophy , psychology , reading (process) , sample (material) , self confidence , social psychology , statistics
Language(s)English
SCImago Journal Rank0.1
H-Index1
ISSN1312-0484
DOI10.37708/ezs.swu.bg.v20i1.14

Seeing content that should not be on Zendy? Contact us.

The content you want is available to Zendy users.

Already have an account? Click here to sign in.
Having issues? You can contact us here