Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2019, Page: 107-115
The Role of English Language Proficiency as Determinant of PGDT Candidate Academic Performance Across Selected Public Universities of Ethiopia
Fuad Ali, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia
Hailemichael Lemma, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia
Desalegn Motbaynor, Department of Educational Planning and Management, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia
Received: Aug. 19, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 31, 2019;       Published: Nov. 26, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20190704.13      View  128      Downloads  56
The purpose of this study was to assess the role of English language proficiency on academic performance of Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDT) candidates. Random and available sampling techniques were employed. Accordingly, 50 candidates’ (41 male, 9 female) and two public Universities were sampled. Secondary data of candidates were obtained from the archives of sampled Universities’ registrar office. Simple linear regression and multiple linear regression analysis techniques were used. Language proficiency, University, grade point average, gender and University entry grade point were used as independent variables for multiple regression analysis; while academic performance was used as dependent variable. In the simple linear regression analysis, language was the only independent variable; whereas academic performance was the dependent variable. The study confirmed that language proficiency was found to be statistically significant predictor of academic performance with simple regression analysis with R Square (r2) value of 9.3% and sig’ value of P=.032. In multiple regression analysis, the model was also found to be statistically significant predictor of academic performance with r2=56.6% and P<.000. Accordingly, implications and recommendations of the study were discussed and forwarded.
Explanatory Variable, Linear Regression, Multiple Regressions, Outcome Variable, Predictor, Proficiency
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Fuad Ali, Hailemichael Lemma, Desalegn Motbaynor, The Role of English Language Proficiency as Determinant of PGDT Candidate Academic Performance Across Selected Public Universities of Ethiopia, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 107-115. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20190704.13
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