—At present in the trend of globalization, the English language has become the most important language that is used all over the world. Similarly, English subject is becoming a central concern in various universities and academic institutions in Malaysia. The article attempts to investigate factors influence on students’ learning achievement in the English subject in secondary school. A total of 50 students from SMK Sultan Abdul Samad, Banting were selected as the respondents for the study. Students’ responses towards their family supports were measured using a four point Likert scale. To determine the relationship between family role and student learning achievement, the correlation coefficient was conducted and the results revealed that only parents' education has a significant (p=0.05) relationship to students’ academic achievement. By giving the importance of the knowledge in English subject for educational, economic and national development of a country several suggestions are made.
—Academic achievement, home environment, parental involvement.
The authrors are with Department of Social Studies and Citizenship, Faculty of Human Sciences, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: A. M. Sultana and Nuraini Binti Rosli, " Parental Involvement on Students‟ Learning Abilities and Achievement in the English Subject," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 103-106, 2016.