Assessing students’ attitudes towards English language at Nepali and English medium higher secondary schools
Lok Raj Sharma
The main objective of this research article is to assess the XI-Standard management students’ attitudes towards English language at Nepali and English Medium Higher Secondary Schools. A cross-sectional survey design, which consisted of five-point Likert-type twenty attitude measuring statement items, was employed to carry out the research. The statement items were administered to the mass of 722 Nepali medium students at four Higher Secondary Schools, and 1119 English medium students at eight Higher Secondary Schools situated in Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City, Dang, Nepal in the Academic Year 2017-2018. The simple random sampling technique was used to select 440 students out of 1841 who comprised the population for the study. The collected data were statistically analyzed by using SPSS version 20. Median and Mode of the most of the statement items were greater than 3.Similarly, the percents of “Strongly Agree” and “Agree” were greater than those of “Strongly Disagree”, “Disagree” and “Undecided”. It showed the students’ positive attitudes towards English language within each school. The Mann-Whitney U Test showed that there was no statistically significant difference (two-tailed sig. =.523) between the two types of schools. It was concluded that the students had positive attitudes towards English language at both types of schools.