Examining the role of language on students achievement: a study on the use of second language as a medium of instruction in teaching science subject in Malaysia

Saemah Rahman, Mailatulsyima Mazlan, Saadiah Kummin, Ruhizan Mohd Yasin, T. Subahan Mohd Meerah
2010 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
This study aimed to identify the role of second language (English) through the examination of relationship between students self efficacy and achievement motivation with their achievement. Results of the study found significant relationship between self efficacy in English language and achievement motivation with students' achievement in science which is taught in English. The study also found significant differences in self efficacy and achievement motivation according to socio-economic status
more » ... cio-economic status (SES). Results of the study supported the importance of language and the need to address the influence of SES level to students' self efficacy in the language, achievement motivation and performance.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.317 fatcat:wxqtl25kcbgzrf2cz43mkrwppe