Attitude Towards English and Filipino As Correlates of Cognition Toward Mother Tongue: An Analysis Among Would-Be Language Teachers

Asian EFL Journal Research Articles. Vol. 26 Issue No. 6.1 December 2019

Posted: 1 Jul 2020

See all articles by Criselda Ricohermoso

Criselda Ricohermoso

Western Mindanao State University

Bernadeth Abequibel

Western Mindanao State University

Ericson Alieto

Western Mindanao State University

Date Written: December 1, 2019

Abstract

Language Attitude has recently once more gained currency to language researchers due to changing language policies across countries. As local languages are now allocated an essential space in the curriculum of early education, the need to probe would-be language teachers’ belief towards children’s mother tongue cross-referenced with their attitude relative to the prestigious and national language – English and Filipino, respectively – is the call of the time. This quantitative-correlational research investigation gathered data from 330 prospective language teachers through the utilization of three (3) survey-questionnaires. It was found that there exists a positive correlation between attitudes toward Filipino and cognition towards Mother Tongue. However, a negative correlation between attitude toward English and Cognition toward Mother Tongue was also a result yielded in the study.

Keywords: Attitude, English, Filipino, Cognition, Mother Tongue

Suggested Citation

Ricohermoso, Criselda and Abequibel, Bernadeth and Alieto, Ericson, Attitude Towards English and Filipino As Correlates of Cognition Toward Mother Tongue: An Analysis Among Would-Be Language Teachers (December 1, 2019). Asian EFL Journal Research Articles. Vol. 26 Issue No. 6.1 December 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3621577

Criselda Ricohermoso (Contact Author)

Western Mindanao State University ( email )

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Bernadeth Abequibel

Western Mindanao State University ( email )

CPADS, Western Mindanao State University
Baliwasan
Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur 7000
Philippines

Ericson Alieto

Western Mindanao State University ( email )

Normal Road, Baliwasan
Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur 7000
Philippines
062-9911040 (Phone)

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