How Parental Encouragement and Evaluation for the English Teacher Reflect Pupils Attitudes to Learn the English Language

Valbona Softa

Abstract


This study aimed at identifying the factor of pupils` evaluation for parents and teachers while studying the English language as a major priority in Albanian schools. In order to discover the attitudes and the evaluation for the English teacher the ATMB test (Attitude and Motivation Test Battery) was used in a sample of 200 pupils of secondary school in Tirana. The test was administered for two of its scales, the parental encouragement and English teacher evaluation. The data was gathered and calculated afterwards on the SPSS 18. This study has taken out results based on quantitative research thus conveying statistical values of the respective answers from the respondents. The answers varied from the absolute disagreement to the utmost agreement of statements for each scale. The selected scales had a total score of 70 each. It resulted from the measurement for the scale of English teacher evaluation a score of 60 out of which stands for slightly higher than moderate degree of evaluation for the teacher and a score of 56 for the parental support to learning the language. In other terms this study concludes that pupils in secondary cycle of studies highly evaluated the teacher of English language and they were only moderately encouraged by their parents to learn the language.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n4p284


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