The General Study Habits of Major EFL. Students in King Khalid University and their Relationships With GPA, Gender and. Certain Social Factors.

Abdul Rab, Salahud Din and Islam, Muhammad and Alrefaai, Ismail (2013) The General Study Habits of Major EFL. Students in King Khalid University and their Relationships With GPA, Gender and. Certain Social Factors. Umm Al-Qurma University Journal of Languages and Literatures, 10. pp. 9-63. ISSN 1658 / 4694

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Abstract

The authors of this paper as teachers at the English Department, King Khalid University (KKU), have observed that some students excel in English, whereas, others find learning English a daunting task. Related literature has shown that there is a positive correlation between study habits and achievement. This study attempts to describe the general study habits of major EFL students in King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia and their relationships with students' GPA, gender and certain social factors. The sample consists of 440 students (219 male and 221 female students). The participants completed a 33-item questionnaire. The results indicate that the majority of students study in a haphazard, disorganized way and they just cram before exams. Students who attend their classes regularly on time and participate in classroom activities were better achievers than their counterparts. Also, there is a highly significant correlation between society and peers encouragement and certain study habits, such as, punctuality and participation, effort, and preparation for exam. This study concludes with a number of practical suggestions, the most important of which is the students' need for guidance and counseling.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: English Language
Education
Divisions: College of Languages and Translation > English Language
Depositing User: Salahud Rab
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 16:59
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 16:59
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/1792

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