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Diss: Psycholing/English: Tendero: 'Hemispheric Dominance and ...'

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Message 1: Hemispheric Dominance and Language Proficiency Levels in the Four Macro Skills of the Western Mindanao State University College Students
Date: 16-Feb-2012
From: Julieta Tendero <juliet.tenderoyahoo.com>
Subject: Hemispheric Dominance and Language Proficiency Levels in the Four Macro Skills of the Western Mindanao State University College Students
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Institution: Western Mindanao State University
Program: PhD in English Language Teaching
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2000

Author: Julieta Balbin Tendero

Dissertation Title: Hemispheric Dominance and Language Proficiency Levels in the Four Macro Skills of the Western Mindanao State University College Students

Dissertation URL: http://works.bepress.com/wmsu_research_journal/

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Dissertation Director:
Marlene Capacillo Tillah
Julieta YbaƱez Tabacug

Dissertation Abstract:

This study was conducted to determine the relationship between the
hemispheric dominance (HD) and the English proficiency (EP) scores in the
four macro skills of the Western Mindanao State University college
students. It hypothesized that students' HD would have a significant
correlation a) with their EP scores in listening, speaking, reading and
writing, b) with their global EP score, c) with both the macro and global
scores when respondents would be grouped according to age, gender and area
of specialization.

In this study, there were 240 respondents selected through purposive,
stratified, and random sampling techniques from the 5,096 students of the
Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Education. Using the
standardized HD Test, the standardized Listening and Reading Comprehension
Tests, the researcher-made Speaking and Writing Skill Tests and Cloze Test
and employing mainly the Pearson r for the statistical analysis, the study
concluded: 1) that most of the students of the Colleges of Arts and
Sciences, Engineering and Education of Western Mindanao State University
were left-brained (74.6%); 2) that the students were 'good' in speaking,
'fair' in listening and writing skills but 'poor' in reading and in global
English; 3) that there was no significant relationship between the
students' hemisphericity and their EP scores in listening, speaking,
reading, writing and global proficiency tests; and 4) that a significant
relationship was shown between HD and EP scores when respondents were
grouped according to age and area of specialization only.




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