Attitude towards a language is a crucial factor in learning the target language. Language attitude can be behavioral, cognitive, or affective. This study aimed to determine the attitudes of senior high school students towards English according to their dimensions and compare them according to the learners’ gender and type of school, which could provide valuable insights to the teachers of English. Descriptive-comparative method was utilized with the use of mean, standard deviation, frequency distribution, and t-test. There was a total of 133 respondents enrolled in the STEM strand in Marcelo H. Del Pilar National High School and Montessori De Sagrada Familia. A survey questionnaire was given to the respondents to determine their attitudes towards English. The study revealed that senior high school students have a positive attitude in each dimension of attitude towards English. Furthermore, there was no significant difference in each dimension of attitude when grouped according to gender and type of school. Since the results yielded only a positive attitude, these imply that further enhancement is necessary to achieve a highly positive attitude among the students through the help of teachers, parents, schools, and curriculum developers.
Jerusha Eve Ong, Centro Escolar University, Philippines
Stream: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)
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