THE EFFECT OF ENGLISH FLUENCY UPON JOB SEEKING

Johan, Rita Sutjiati and Harlan, Johan (2015) THE EFFECT OF ENGLISH FLUENCY UPON JOB SEEKING. International Journal of English and Literature (IJEL), 5 (3). pp. 29-34. ISSN 2249-6912

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to reveal whether there is association between English fluency of newly graduated bachelor programs, being measured by their TOEFL score and the waiting time to obtain their first jobs after graduation day. One hundred and twenty fresh graduate of a private university in Depok, West Java, Indonesia who were willing to participate in the study were tested to obtain their TOEFL score and instructed to report their waiting time until they get their first jobs. Mean of their TOEFL score was 443.6 (95% CI: 434.3,453.0), while the mean of waiting time was 50.8 days (95% CI: 45.2,56.3). In the linear regression analysis, TOEFL score was shown as a statistically significant predictor for the waiting time (p < 0.00). It is concluded that English fluency is of prime importance for fresh bachelor program graduates in Indonesia to facilitate their job seeking task.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Fakultas Sastra > Program Studi Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Mr Reza Chandra
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 04:02
Last Modified: 23 May 2016 04:02
URI: http://repository.gunadarma.ac.id/id/eprint/1583

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