Comprehensibility of English And Language Learning Goals: A Quantitative Study

  • Muhammad Aiman Ismail Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Rita A.R. Ramakrishna


This study highlights the motivation and comprehensibility of English among secondary school students in four selected schools in Malaysia. It explored the relationship that may exist between one of the components of instrumental motivation which is goal and students’ comprehensibility of English. A quantitative correlational research design was used. 100 Form Four students from four secondary schools in Kedah were involved. Random sampling method was utilised to select the schools involved. A questionnaire and a test battery were used to collect data for the study. Conclusions were drawn using the multiple variable analysis. It is found that participants’ language learning goals have a significant negative correlation with their comprehensibility of English. A majority of the participants have a reasonably high score for language learning goals but their comprehensibility of English is rather low. The study’s findings suggest that students with lower language motivation have better comprehensibility of English.


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How to Cite
ISMAIL, Muhammad Aiman; RAMAKRISHNA, Rita A.R.. Comprehensibility of English And Language Learning Goals: A Quantitative Study. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 136-150, aug. 2022. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2022.