The current study explored the different attitudes of bilingual high school students towards English and Filipino and examined the relationship of language attitudes in terms of gender, age, and socioeconomic status (SES). A total of 473 Filipino participants, randomly selected from three secondary learning institutions (two public, one private), answered a three-part questionnaire (Language Background Questionnaire, General Language Attitudes Survey, and Language Orientation Survey). Descriptive analysis and Pearson correlation revealed the following: in general, students have very high positive attitude towards English and Filipino; females have significantly higher positive attitudes towards English than males; SES is significantly related to positive attitudes towards English language; gender is significantly related with instrumental language orientation in Filipino; age is significantly related to instrumental language orientation in Filipino and integrative language orientation in English; and SES is significantly related to all language orientations.
Journal: Asian Englishes issue 18 vol 2
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online