A comparison of listening comprehension in Bahasa Malaysia and English among primary 1 students

Olivia Nawah, anak Chulo (2015) A comparison of listening comprehension in Bahasa Malaysia and English among primary 1 students. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Listening comprehension in Bahasa Malaysia and English are important components in the learning process in Malaysia. Both languages play important roles in Malaysia educational field. This study examined the listening comprehension in both languages based on students' ethnicity groups. Besides that, this study also investigated listening comprehension in Bahasa Malaysia and English based on students' first, second and third language. Data on Primary 1 students (N = 866) from 11 government schools. A Kruskal Wallis Test showed that the students' performance in listening comprehension in Bahasa Malaysia and English based on the students' ethnicity groups. Result shows that there was a significant difference in students' performance in listening comprehension in Bahasa Malaysia. The difference was because of some students from ethnics groups could answer the all the questions correctly while some could not answer the questions at all. Besides that, there was no significant difference in students' performance in listening comprehension in English because students from all the ethnic groups obtained consistent results. Not only that, the One-Sample T -test showed that the students could perform better in listening tasks in Bahasa Malaysia compared to the listening tasks in English. Moreover, the findings discussed the reasons that contribute to the differences between students' performance in Bahasa Malaysia and English in listening comprehension.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: listening comprehension, ethnicity groups, English as a Second Language, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 07:05
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 07:05
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12114

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