Educational, Economic, and Employment Influences to English Language Proficiency
The importance of English language proficiency has already been established; yet the academe and the business and employment sectors have expressed rising concerns of low English proficiency among learners and workers where English is considered a necessity for communication. The urgency on the need for English language competence situates researchers for valuable investigations; thus, this study sought to find out if there is evidence linking English language proficiency to educational access, economic, and employment opportunities. Online data of fifty seven countries were mined and were subjected to principal component analysis in which two indices were generated from eight indices. Regression analysis was employed to ascertain correlation among variables. Findings reveal that the increase of the EPI of a certain country is directly associated to more access to basic knowledge, basic information, mean years of stay in school, and labor services. On the other hand, Access to Advanced Education and Economy Index do not significantly affect the EPI rank. Moreover, 30.21 percent of the variation in EPI rank can be attributed to Access to Basic Knowledge and Labor Opportunities and Access to Advanced Education and Economy Indices.
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