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THE PROBLEMS IN LISTENING OF THE FIRST YEAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF BULACAN AGRICULTURAL STATE COLLEGE An Action Research Presented to the Faculty of the Institute of Education, Arts and Sciences Bulacan Agricultural State College San Ildefonso, Bulacan In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirementsof the Course English 140 (Language Curriculum for Secondary Schools) Christian L. Chua Ray Rudolf M. Pastrana Rhenuel P. Tolentino Joanne N.Vicmudo March 2012 i
APPROVAL SHEET This action research entitled “THE PROBLEMS IN LISTENING OF THE FIRSTYEAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF BULACAN AGRICULTURAL STATECOLLEGE”, Prepared and Submitted by CHRISTIAN L. CHUA, RAY RUDOLF M.PASTRANA, RHENUEL P. TOLENTINO AND JOANNE N. VICMUDO in partialfulfilment of the course ENGLISH 140 (LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FOR SECONDARYSCHOOLS), has been examined and hereby recommended for approval and acceptance for oralexamination. PRISCILLA V. SAN PEDRO, Ed. D Research Adviser Date Signed Approved by the Examination committee on Oral Examination on February 20, 2012. PANEL OF EXAMINERS ANA MARIE D. ARGAMOSA JERRYL C. TUMALE Member Member Date Signed Date Signed ANADOLIA M. CRUZ, Ed. D Institute Coordinator for Research Date Signed Approved and accepted in partial fulfilment of the course English 140 (LanguageCurriculum For Secondary Schools).APPROVED:ANADOLIA M. CRUZ, Ed. DInstitute coordinator for Research, Institute of Education Date SignedArts and Sciences ii
TABLE OF CONTENTS PageTITLE PAGEAPPROVAL SHEET iiTABLE OF CONTENTS iiiLIST OF FIGURES vLIST OF TABLES viABSTRACT viiCHAPTER 1. THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND 1 Introduction 1 Scope and Limitation 2 Statement of the Problem 2CHAPTER II. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES 3CHAPTER III. METHODOLOGY 6 Research Design 6 Data Gathering Techniques 6 Respondents of the Study 6 Sampling Procedure 6 Data Analysis Scheme 7CHAPTER IV. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION 8CHAPTER V. FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 11 Findings 11 Conclusions 11 Recommendations 12BIBLIOGRAPHY 13APPENDICES 15 iii
LIST OF FIGURESFigure Title Page NO. 9 1 Mean Formula 2 Grand mean Formula 9 iv
LIST OF TABLESTable Title PageNO. 1 Mean of responses per item for each description of listeners 9 2 The averages for each of the problems in listening of the First 9 Year High SchoolStudents of Bulacan Agricultural State College v
LIST OF APPENDICESNO. TITLE PAGE 1 Communication letter for conduct of the research 18 2 Survey Questionnaire on Students’ Attributes 19 vi
ABSTRACT This action research entitled “THE PROBLEMS IN LISTENING OF THE FIRST YEARHIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF BULACAN AGRICULTURAL STATE COLLEGE” aimedto identify the problems in listening of the First year High school students of the BulacanAgricultural State College during the second semester of A.Y 2011-2012. The study was conducted after a written permit from the principal of the Laboratory HighSchool had been signed. Survey questionnaires were used for the study. This questionnaireadopted from English Macro Skills by Nielo et.al (2009) contains the most common behavioursand attitudes of the students as listeners in order for the researchers to assess their listeningabilities and identify their problems in listening. The study used the total enumeration of identifying respondents. All of the First Year,first section students of the Bulacan Agricultural State College were involved in the studycomprising a total of 29 student respondents for the population of the study. The study was conducted after a written permit from the principal of the Laboratory HighSchool had been signed. Survey questionnaires were used for the study. This questionnaireadopted from English Macro Skills by Nielo et.al (2009) contains the most common behavioursand attitudes of the students as listeners in order for the researchers to assess their listeningabilities and identify their problems in listening. Using the schemes and procedures described in Chapter III of this action research, Thefollowing it was found out that (1) The listening abilities of the First year High School studentsof the Bulacan Agricultural State College could be described as Fair. Furthermore, (2) Based onthe statistical treatment of data, The study implied that (1) Thought Speed, which involvesspeech speed the mind was able to process faster than the speaker can say it, (2) LanguageProblems which implies that unfamiliar words can destroy the communication process because itlacks meaning from the speaker and (3) Grandstanding emphasizing that people fail to listencarefully because some are just politely waiting for our chance to speak, are the main problemsin Listening of the first year High School students of Bulacan Agricultural State College. vii