Listening skill among socially disadvantaged students in relation to academic performance at higher education in West Bengal

Authors

  • Chayan Adak Research Scholar, Department of Education, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  • Bijoy Krishna Panda Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Raiganj University, West Bengal, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24297/jssr.v16i.8863

Keywords:

Higher Education, Academic Performance , Socially Disadvantaged Student, Listening skill

Abstract

Listening is the key to all effective communication. Good listening ability helps a person to make ideas, processing information, making pertinent comments, and ask relevant questions. This study aimed to understand existing listening skills among the socially disadvantaged students based on different demographic indicators and check whether listening skill and academic performance are somehow related when both the category of students are considered in higher education in West Bengal. Undergraduate freshman students of college and universities at West Bengal consisted of the population for the study where 225 students who regularly attended the course after successful completion of the higher secondary level selected as sample. Major findings revealed that the gender, stream, and medium of instruction has a significant contribution in a variation of listening skill (p<0.05); also, listening skill and academic performance is positively correlated with high statistical significance (p<0.01).

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Acheaw, M. O., & Larson, A. G. (2014). Reading Habits Among Students and its Effect on Academic Performance: A Study of Students of Koforidua Polytechnic. Library Philosophy and practice (e-journal).

Best, J. W., & Kahn, J. V. (2008). Research in Education. Delhi: Pearson.

Browning, S., & Waite, R. (2010). The Gift of Listening: JUST Listening Strategies. Nursing Forum, 45(3), 150–158. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-6198.2010.00179.x

Bulut, B., & Karasakaloğlu, N. (2017). Benefiting from Listening in Vocabulary Development. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 5(12), 99. https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v5i12.2688

Dadzie, P. S. (2008). Reading for Education: The roles of Libraries. Ghana Library Journal, 1-14.

Dias, N. M., Montiel, J. M., & Seabra, A. G. (2015). Development and interactions among academic performance, word recognition, listening, and reading comprehension. Psicologia: ReflexÃpoundso e CrÃ-Tica, 28, 404–415.

Friedman, P. G. (1986). Listening Processes: Attention, Understanding, Evaluation. National Eduaction Association.

Garrett, H. (1979). Statistics in Psychology and Education. Hyderabad: International book bureau.

Gausby, A. (2015). Attention Spans. Microsoft Canada.

Gebre, B. M., & Tadesse, G. G. (2015). The Role of Listening Strategy Instruction in Advancing Students’ Listening Achievement and Strategy Use. International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching & Research, 3(11), 13-24.

Graham, S. (2011). Self-eficacy and academic listening. Journal of English for Academic purpose, 10(2), 113-117.

Hamidi, Y., & Barati, M. (2011). Communication skills of heads of departments: Verbal, listening, and feedback skills. Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 11(2), 91–96.

Harmer, J. (1991). The practice of English language teaching. Longman Handbooks for Language Teachers.

Huang, J. (2004). VOICES FROM CHINESE STUDENTS: PROFESSORS’ USE OF ENGLISHAFFECTS ACADEMIC LISTENING. College Student Journal, 38(2), 212–223. Retrieved from s3h.

Hunter, D., Gambell, T., & Randhawa, B. (2005). Gender gaps in group listening and speaking: Issues in social constructivist approaches to teaching and learning. Educational Review, 57(3), 329–355. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131910500149416

Koul, L. (1997). Methodology of Educational Research. Vikash Publishing House.

Nurphami, S. (2015). IMPROVING LISTENING SKILL BY ACTIVATING STUDENTS’ PRIOR KNOWLEDGE. ETERNAL (English, Teaching, Learning and Research Journal).

Pourhosein Gilakjani, A., & Sabouri, N. (2016). The Significance of Listening Comprehension in English Language Teaching. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 6, 1670. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0608.22

Powers, D. E. (1986). Academic demands related to listening skills. Sage Journals, 3(1), 1-38.

Rost, M. (2011). Teaching and researching Listening. Pearson Education limited.

Shali, S. K. (2017). The Power of Listening Ability and Its Effects on Academic Performance: An Examination of College Students . Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) , 1891-1896 .

Umuzdas, S. (2015). An analysis of the academic achievement of the students who listen to music while studying. Educational Research and Reviews, 728-732.

Weger, H., Castle Bell, G., Minei, E. M., & Robinson, M. C. (2014). The Relative Effectiveness of Active Listening in Initial Interactions. International Journal of Listening, 28(1), 13–31. https://doi.org/10.1080/10904018.2013.813234

Wood, T. A., Buckhalt, J. A., & Tomlin, J. G. (1988). A Comparison of Listening and Reading Performance with Children in Three Educational Placements. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 21(8), 493–496. https://doi.org/10.1177/002221948802100809

Yalcincaya, F., Muluk, N. B., & Sachin, S. (2009). Effects of listening ability on speaking, writing and reading skills of children who were suspected of auditory processing difficulty. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 73(8), 1137-1142.

Yavuz, F., & Celik, O. (2017). The importance of listening in communication. Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, 7, 8. https://doi.org/10.18844/gjpr.v7i1.2431

Zeng, Y., & Goh, C. C. M. (2018). A self-regulated learning approach to extensive listening and its impact on listening achievement and metacognitive awareness. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 8(2), 193–218. https://doi.org/10.14746/ssllt.2018.8.2.2

Downloads

Published

2020-10-19

How to Cite

Adak, C. ., & Panda, B. K. (2020). Listening skill among socially disadvantaged students in relation to academic performance at higher education in West Bengal. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, 16, 99-107. https://doi.org/10.24297/jssr.v16i.8863

Issue

Section

Articles