Investigating the Impact of Student Interest and Perception on English Phonology Learning in Indonesia

Investigating the Impact of Student Interest and Perception on English Phonology Learning in Indonesia

  • Hamka , Universitas Negeri Malang, Jl. Semarang 5, Malang, Jawa Timur, INDONESIA
  • Punaji SETYOSARI , Universitas Negeri Malang, Jl. Semarang 5, Malang, Jawa Timur, INDONESIA,
  • Bambang Yudi CAHYONO , Universitas Negeri Malang, Jl. Semarang 5, Malang, Jawa Timur, INDONESIA
  • Sulton , Universitas Negeri Malang, Jl. Semarang 5, Malang, Jawa Timur, INDONESIA

ABSTRACT

Purpose. Learning capabilities of the English language are essential elements to survive in the international market. The current study aimed to investigate the impact of student interest and student perception on the English phonology learning of the undergraduate EFL students of the English language learning institutions in Indonesia. Methods. In this quantitative research study on English phonology, the constructs included student interest and student perception which examined the moderating influence of institutional role among the association of student interest, student perception and English phonology learning of the students of English language learning institutions in Indonesia. Questionnaires were used to collect the relevant data from the selected respondents. Data was executed through smart-PLS for the assessment of validity, reliability, and association among the variables. Findings. The results exposed a positive association of student interest and student perception with English phonology learning. It was also found that institutional role positively moderated the nexus between student interest and English phonology learning while negatively moderated the association of student perception and English phonology learning of the students of English language learning institutions in Indonesia. Implications for Research and Practice This article would prove a good source of information for policymakers, English language service providers and English language practitioners aiming at improving student learning of English phonology.

Keywords: Student interest, student perception, English phonology learning, English language learning institutions, institutional role