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Dinamika Ilmu, v15 n2 p297-323 2015

This research aimed to investigate; students' English academic achievement, beliefs about English language learning, English language learning strategies, and the relationship of them. Descriptive and correlational design, quantitative methods were applied in this research. The students' final English scores of the first year, BALLI, and SILL were used as the instruments. The samples of this research were sixty six-first year students majoring Management at STIENAS Samarinda. The data of the research were analyzed using descriptive statistic, multivariate correlation, and Pearson Product Moment correlation. The students' beliefs about motivation and expectation were the most beliefs held by the students (M = 3,65) followed by the nature of language learning (M = 3,35), foreign language aptitude (M = 2,97), learning and communication strategy (M = 2,86), and the difficulty of language learning (M = 2,74) . The most preferred strategy used by the students was metacognitive (M = 3,35) followed by memory (M = 3,28), cognitive (M = 3,28), affective (M = 3,24), social (M = 3,28), and compensation (M = 3,18). There was a positive and weak correlation of beliefs and strategies with students' English academic achievement (R = 0.035). Positive and insignificant correlation was found between English academic achievement and beliefs about English language learning (r = 0.145, p 0.245 > 0.05) and negative and significant correlation between English language learning strategies and English academic achievement (r = -0.144, p 0,248 > 0.05). A bibliography is included.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Second Language Learning, Beliefs, Learning Strategies, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, English for Special Purposes, Multivariate Analysis

Faculty of Education and Teacher Training of IAIN Samarinda. JL. HAM Rifadin Samarinda Sebrang, Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur 75131, Indonesia. Tel: 62-541-7270222; Fax: 62-541-7270222; e-mail: journal.dinamika[at]gmail.com; Web site: http://journal.iain-samarinda.ac.id/index.php/dinamika_ilmu

Autor: Hayati, Noor

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2194&id=EJ1121913

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