Analysis of Gender, Economic Background, and Gaming Habit as Factors Contributing to Students' English Proficiency


This study aimed to investigate factors (gender, economic background, and gaming habits) contributing to students’ English proficiency in an international class program of a private junior high school in Malang, Indonesia. Twenty-four 8th graders were involved in this study. The data were collected through an English proficiency test and an online questionnaire. The analysis of multiple regression was taken from the questionnaire and students’ English proficiency test scores. The three aspects identified in the questionnaire were students’ gender, economic background based on their parents’ economic background, and gaming habits. The result showed no significant correlation between students’ economic background and gaming habits toward their proficiency test scores. However, gender indicates a significant correlation with the score of students’ English proficiency tests, where female students tend to have higher scores than male students.

Keywords: students’ English proficiency, International Class program, gender

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