Do Family Supports and Self-Motivation Influence Students’ Results in Learning English


Family is a smallest unit that influences children growth from baby until teenager consisting of parents and siblings. A family usually supports their education in order to reach their dream and have their best future later. Therefore, family supports are believed to be one factors that influence the students’ result in learning. In Bangladesh, positive home factors such as parents’ involvement, encouragement, and their positive attitude toward English language, in general, influence adolescent L2 learners positively (Rahman, 2015). Students not only need learning facilities but also need proper guidance to increase their study results. Communication is a more important factor in improving students’ performance. Thus, the factors that influence students’ learning results are communication, learning facilities, proper guidance and family stress that are based on statistical analysis (Mushtaq and Khan, 2012). This study aimed to find some factors of family supports that influence students’ results in learning English as their foreign language. There were 224 students that are evaluated by giving reading test and questionnaire. The results of test and questionnaire were analyzed using statistical analysis that is Anova to find out whether family supports influence students’ results in learning English. The results from the questionnaire showed most students like English subject, get motivation in learning English by communicating with foreigners, start learning English at fourth grade of elementary school, learn English from movie and internet as well as get information about the importance of English in working world from their parents. The result of regression analysis showed some factors of family supports in this study do not influence students’ results in learning English. Therefore, family supports cannot be the only criterion of someone who masters English successfully.

Keywords: English Learning, Family Supports, Influence, Self-Motivation, Students’ Results

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