Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2015, Page: 94-97
Factors Affecting Term Scores of Taiwanese College Students
Shan-Shan Kung, The Department of English Studies, Ming-Dao University, Zhanghua, Taiwan
Received: Apr. 2, 2015;       Accepted: Apr. 14, 2015;       Published: Apr. 24, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20150403.11      View  3350      Downloads  123
Abstract
Highly globalized society in modern society makes English extraordinarily important. Taiwan is evitable affected by this trend; especially many of its economic and educational activities are linked to the United States. To explore how student can improve their English skill that is of higher priority in future career succeed, this study adopts a multivariate regression analysis to evaluate important factors with potential significant influences. The result could be useful to teachers in class teaching by measuring the influences of crucial factors quantitatively and thus, teachers could focus on the factors affecting the most and strength the English ability of students. The data is randomly selected from the university record and the result shows that the data fits the model well. The statistical result indicates that gender, outside-reading, study hours and interest in watching English movies affect the average term English score significantly. However, effect from most of variables is only one time shock and cannot be accumulated; only the study hours is positively related to the average term score with the diminishing return to scale but accumulative effects, implying that the variable of study hour could be the most important factor affecting the average term English score of students. Therefore, based on the regression result, the best strategy of students trying to enhance term English score is to allocate their study hours reasonably while other methods such as reading English novels and soap opera should be used as supplementary.
Keywords
Average term English Score, College Student, Multivariate Regression Analysis, Taiwan
To cite this article
Shan-Shan Kung, Factors Affecting Term Scores of Taiwanese College Students, Education Journal. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 94-97. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20150403.11
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