Title

The perceived effects of language barrier to academic performance of foreign students in De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute

Date of Completion

1-10-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

language barrier, academic performance, foreign students

Abstract

The study utilized the descriptive quantitative research design. In this study, the research instrument used was a self-made instrument composed of statements that represent situations that may be encountered in relation with academics and language barrier. It consists of questions geared to answer if there is difficulty in both the classroom and clinical settings. The respondents involved in this study were chosen through purposive sampling and snowball sampling, where the respondents had to qualify to the inclusion criteria that were set by the researchers. In the data analysis, the statistical treatments used were frequency distribution, mean and standard deviation. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were obtained: 1) Majority of the respondents were 20 year old females who came from America and had stayed in the Philippines for more than 5 1/2 years; 2) The respondents perceived to a low extent that language barrier have an effect to their academic performance both in the classroom and in the clinical setting; 3) There are no significant differences in the perceived effects of language barrier to the academic performance of foreign students at De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute when grouped according to sex, age, country of origin and length of stay in the Philippines.

First Advisor

Julieta M. Damian

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