A STUDY OF SELF-IDENTITY CHANGES AND CORRELATION OF INFLUENTIAL FACTORS OF THAI STUDENTS STUDYING ENGLISH

Patumporn Boonchum

Abstract


English is regarded as an International Language. Most Thai students have to learn English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Significantly, learning languages, not only English, is related to a foreign culture’s behavioral norms, and cultural values that usually determine a person’s self-identity. Especially, students in English major may undergo self-identity changes. This quantitative study investigated types of self-identity changes occurring in undergraduate students majoring in English, at Naresuan University (Eng NU) and Thammasat University (Eng TU), also students majoring in English Literature at Thammasat University (Eng Lit). In addition, this study investigated the factors which had influenced these self-identity changes. The instrument of the research was a questionnaire. ANOVA is carried out to test difference and analyze the correlation between six types of changes and six independent variables (t-test).


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/bjll.v3i0.23

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