The Study of the First Year Students’ Multiple Intelligences in Learning English, Faculty of Liberal Arts, RMUTSV

Abstract

The purposes of the study were to examine the first year student's multiple intelligences preference in studying English, explore the difference in student's multiple intelligences preference in learning English of each gender and investigate the difference in students� multiple intelligences preference in learning English of each major. The sample of this study was 100 first year students from the Faculty of Liberal Arts, RMUTSV selected by purposive sampling. The instrument of this study was a multiple intelligences questionnaire. The statistics used were mean and S.D. The result showed that the first year students demonstrated strong preference in learning English through musical intelligence and spatial intelligence, = 3.49, S.D. = 0.92 followed by naturalist intelligence, = 3.40, S.D. = 0.96. The highest mean score of multiple intelligences in learning English for male students was musical intelligence, = 4.07, S.D. = 0.93 while the highest mean score of multiple intelligence in learning English for female students was spatial intelligence, = 3.48, S.D. = 0.91. For English for International Communication major, the highest mean score of students multiple intelligences in learning English was naturalist intelligence, = 3.97, S.D = 0.81. For Home Economics major, the highest mean score of students multiple intelligences in learning English was interpersonal intelligence, = 3.50, S.D. = 0.93. For Tourism majors, the highest score of student's multiple intelligences was musical intelligence, = 3.67, S.D. = 0.89, for Hospitality major, the highest mean score of student's multiple intelligences in learning English was spatial intelligence, = 3.50, S.D. = 0.94.



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Kittiya Phisuthangkoon, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand
Tassanee Kirisri, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand

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Conference: ACLL2015
Stream: Learning Strategies

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