The Attitude of Indonesian Senior High School Students towards Learning English

Rahmadsyah Rangkuti, Jikti Khairina, Zulfan Zulfan, Muhammad Yusuf


This study aims at investigating the senior high school students’ attitudes toward learning English. Therefore, a Mix-method was applied to this study in which quantitative data were collected by using questionnaire and qualitative data were collected through semi structured interview.  Furthermore, 21 female and 15 male students were randomly selected based on the class's free time as the sample of this study. As results, the findings demonstrate that the students at the senior high school have a positive attitude toward learning English and the English language. Three factors shape the attitude: cognitive, affective, and behavioral. The students demonstrate a positive attitude by saying positive words about English and how they feel about English.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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