HomeARETEvol. 1 no. 1 (2013)

Attitude towards Learning the English Language and the Reading Comprehension of the Second Year Engineering Students of the University of the Immaculate Conception

Shar Malou Joy Cadeliña

Discipline: Education, Languages



Attitude refers to a way a person views something or tends to behave towards it; it refers to either positive or negative respond through the initial response of the behavior. On the other hand, reading comprehension refers to the growth of understanding about whether an individual fully grasp what is read. In this descriptive-correlation study, the researchers found that the attitude towards English language is high, while the reading comprehension is moderately low. There is no significant difference in attitudes towards English language when the respondents were grouped according to gender and economic status. Similar to reading comprehension, there is no significant difference when they were grouped according to gender and economic status. Lastly, there was a significant relationship between the attitude towards learning the English language and the reading comprehension of the second year engineering students.