Comparative analysis of learners' beliefs about ELL

Parilah Mohd. Shah, Aminuddin Yusof, Anis Suriaty Sulaiman, Norazita A. Kudus, Halimaton M. Yusof, Nor Azlin A Latiff

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This study examined the English Language Learning (ELL) beliefs of the English as a Second Language (ESL) learners at the National University of Malaysia. It investigated the learners' views as related to the nature of language learning, difficulty of language learning and language learning aptitude. This investigation compared the responses obtained from the male and female subjects. A survey instrument known as Beliefs About Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) developed by Horwitz (1987) was adapted and utilized to gather the data. The data were collected from the students who took a proficiency course at the university. The data were processed using an SPSS program in which t-test was performed to examine the learners' responses. The findings revealed that there were statistically significant differences between male and female participants with respect to most of the question items related to the learners' beliefs about ELL. Educationists would be provided with better understanding about students' beliefs which guide their behaviour because these could affect students' ELL achievements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-500
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Learning
Volume16
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Mohd. Shah, P., Yusof, A., Sulaiman, A. S., Kudus, N. A., Yusof, H. M., & Latiff, N. A. A. (2009). Comparative analysis of learners' beliefs about ELL. International Journal of Learning, 16(11), 487-500.

Comparative analysis of learners' beliefs about ELL. / Mohd. Shah, Parilah; Yusof, Aminuddin; Sulaiman, Anis Suriaty; Kudus, Norazita A.; Yusof, Halimaton M.; Latiff, Nor Azlin A.

In: International Journal of Learning, Vol. 16, No. 11, 2009, p. 487-500.

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Mohd. Shah, P, Yusof, A, Sulaiman, AS, Kudus, NA, Yusof, HM & Latiff, NAA 2009, 'Comparative analysis of learners' beliefs about ELL', International Journal of Learning, vol. 16, no. 11, pp. 487-500.
Mohd. Shah P, Yusof A, Sulaiman AS, Kudus NA, Yusof HM, Latiff NAA. Comparative analysis of learners' beliefs about ELL. International Journal of Learning. 2009;16(11):487-500.
Mohd. Shah, Parilah ; Yusof, Aminuddin ; Sulaiman, Anis Suriaty ; Kudus, Norazita A. ; Yusof, Halimaton M. ; Latiff, Nor Azlin A. / Comparative analysis of learners' beliefs about ELL. In: International Journal of Learning. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 11. pp. 487-500.
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