Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Students’ behaviour Towards Learning English as a Foreign Language: Analysis at University Level

Abida Parveen, Hafiz Muhammad Rizwan Khan, Dr. Murtaza Ali Laghari, Dr Masood Ahmad, Sabir Hussain, Muhammad Farooq Ahmad, Dr.Toheed Qamar, Rai Muzammal Ali khan
Learning English, Foreign Language, Cognitive Behavior towards L2, Emotional Behavior towards L2, Behavioral Behavior towards L2. ,


The purpose of this quantitative survey research was to look at how university students in Pakistan felt about their English classes. In addition, the study examined how different demographic factors influenced students' perceptions. Researchers surveyed university students on their attitudes and actions related to English language acquisition in order to accomplish these goals. The demographics portion of the survey and the behaviour scale for evaluating EFL students were the two main parts of the questionnaire. A total of 22 items over three subscales—emotional, cognitive, and behavioural—make up this questionnaire, which was initially created by Viet (2017). There were nine statements on the emotional behaviour subscale of the questionnaire. There were nine statements on the second subscale, which prompted students to reflect on their own cognitive behaviour. The third and last subscale of the survey asked students to rate their own attitudes and actions in relation to EFL instruction using four statements. Researchers used a stratified sampling technique to gather information from 200 university students, 100 of whom were male and 100 of whom were female, attending public and private universities. Pearson's R correlations were used to examine the collected data. It was found that overall behaviour (OA) was positively correlated with emotional behaviour (EA), cognitive behaviour (CA), and behavioural behaviour (BA). This indicates that students who report a more positive overall behaviour towards learning English also tend to score higher on the subscales measuring emotional, cognitive, and behavioural aspects of this behaviour.