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Cognitive, affective and behaviors’ attitudes towards learning Arabic as a Second Language: a case study at SMKA Maahad Hamidiah Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

Mamat , Arifin and Noh, Ahmad Sabri and Wan Mahmud, Wan Hamiah (2013) Cognitive, affective and behaviors’ attitudes towards learning Arabic as a Second Language: a case study at SMKA Maahad Hamidiah Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia. IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 7 (6). pp. 84-92. ISSN 2279-0837 (O), 2279-0845 (P)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the attitude of students studying Arabic language as a second language and their achievement in the Lower Secondary Examination (PMR). The research also investigated which component of attitude; cognitive, affective and behaviour, gives most impact on achievement in PMR examination. The study was conducted in SMKA Maahad Hamidiah Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia. The instrument used was a questionnaire with 34 items. It was distributed to 132 Form Four students.The study employed descriptive and inferential statistics in the data analysis. The study revealed that the cognitive and affective components of attitude were found to be significantly correlated with achievement. However, the result also showed that there was no relation between the behaviour component and achievement. In addition, the cognitive component of attitude was found to contribute significantly to achievement in Arabic. Thus, the finding of this study suggests that attitude is crucial in determining achievement in Arabic language. Therefore, teachers should encourage positive attitude towards learning Arabic among students in order to improve their achievement in the subject.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1776/29134
Uncontrolled Keywords: attitudes and achievements, attitudes towards language, education in Malaysia, relationship between attitudes and achievement, teaching and learning Arabic
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic > PJ6001 Arabic > PJ6073 Language
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arifin Mamat
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 09:05
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 14:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29134

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