Language is one of the liberal arts on which education in every School offers isbased. The school wants to help the students to improve their abilities to communicate their thoughts and feelings effectively in English for it is the second official language of our country. There are two types of communication, the verbal communication and the other is the Non-verbal communication. Being a Filipino, it is the “lingua franca” of social, Professional and the business word as able to develop one’s proficiency in English.
However, what are the factors that affect poor communication skills of most students especially at PCCr (Forth year criminology students) and some other colleges? In addition, what is the Importance of it in their future field of work? As an English student, one studies literature, language, culture, history, and develops his/her knowledge on the four aspects of communication arts namely speaking, listening, reading and writing. Many students are not motivated to study because of some reasons. They are not interested in the English subject maybe because they are afraid, they cannot speak English well or simply teacher factor.
There are some teachers who cannot encourage their students to attend their class regularly. As future criminologists, you may be working in universities and colleges teaching criminology course, justice and sociology subjects. Others will be handling themselves and consulting services for law reform, justice, forensic psychology, behavioral science or crime statistics. One of the important duties that criminologist do, is to testify in court whereby one’s expression of English language is required.
Moreover, criminology-graduating students are expected to have developed their proficiency in communication skills in the earlier years of their schooling in college. As future Law Enforcers when under taking an investigation, effective communication with people in the community are necessary. This is being under taken to determine the factors that hinder, and become barrier among the forth year criminology graduating students in the expressions of their thoughts, feelings and ideas on all aspects and situation of communication arts.
Moreover if only these students have spent so much time and effort during their early years in the high school and even in college, such as problem of poor communication would not be possibly be experienced and would prevail. Statement of the Problem The purpose of this study is to develop Poor Communication skills among selected Fourth Year Criminology students of PCCr. This study will answer the following questions: 1. What are the factors that affecting Poor communication skills among selected Fourth yr. Criminology students of PCCr? 2. How will these factors may over come or avoided?
Paradigm PROCESS INPUT OUTPUT Importance of the Study This study imparted an idea and knowledge to students regarding effective communication skills as an important tool to their personal and professional life. Thus, this study inspired them to continue the research in helping the students to face their fear in studying English language and improving it to have confidence in speaking in front of others. In order to study English as a second language and be successful at it, the student must be helped by the teacher to acquire skills in the four language arts skills; namely: Speaking, reading, listening and writing.
People who connect effectively with others use simple, but effective and powerful communication techniques that help create better relationships. This produces better lives for themselves and the people they connect with. This study would equip the students effective speaking and writing. Without effective communication skills, a person may find it impossible to climb up the corporate ladder. Thus, promotions come to those who can communicate effectively at all levels especially for the Criminology students who have already had the guts in their field.
As for communication within relationships, it should be remembered that maintaining good relationships is a way to a healthy lifestyle, and a good relationship can only be maintained by maintaining healthy communication with our near and dear ones and to the community. Indeed, good communication skills will help the relationships to develop along good lines, and ensure that arguments and disagreements are kept to a minimum. It will avoid arguments and insults which is the root of misunderstandings between two people.
In addition, as a future policemen/policewomen graduated in PCCr, they will acquire the knowledge that they learned from the school in order to communicate well to the different people they will encounter in their future jobs. As to these extents, they will give honor to the school where they came from and will help the community to have peace and unity. Through this study, the researchers believed that the students will develop their communication skills during their college years in school and will give them a strong competitive advantage over others.
Thus, communication skills are a key element to becoming a successful student. Scope and Delimitation This study entitled, “Factors Affecting Poor Communication Skills among Selected 4th Year Criminology students of PCCr. ” School Year 2010-1211 2nd semester, will focus to the negative factors especially the external factors that are present in affecting the students to express themselves or to communicate in English language, this research is merely exclusive for the 4th year college criminology students of PCCr school year 2010-2011 2nd semester.
The study does not include the positive factors that result to have a good communication skill. Definition of Terms The following terms are come across with the study. Communication -The act of transmitting, giving or exchanging of information, signals, or messages as by talk, gestures, or writing The information, signals, or message Close, sympathetic relationship. A means of communicating a system for sending and receiving messages as by telephone, telegraph, radio, etc. A system as of routes for moving troops and material.
A passage or way for getting from one place to another. The art of expressing ideas especially in speech and writing. The science of transmitting information, especially in symbols. Language- (lan•guage/ noun)- Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols. A system including its rules for combining components such as words, used by a nation, people, or other distinct community; often contrasted with dialect.
Non-verbal communication- Nonverbal communication is the act of imparting or interchanging thoughts, posture, opinions, or information without the use of words, using gestures, sign language, facial expressions, and body language instead. In addition, object communication such as clothing, hairstyles, or even architecture may be used. Speech may also contain nonverbal elements known as paralanguage, including voice quality, emotion and speaking style, as well as prosodic features such as rhythm, intonation and stress.
Likewise, written texts have nonverbal elements such as handwriting style, spatial arrangement of words, or the use of emoticons. Nonverbal communication accompanies and supplements verbal communication. In such face-to-face interactions, it can classify into three principle areas: environmental conditions where communication takes place, the physical characteristics of the communicators, and behaviors of communicators during interaction. Communicators- (kuh-myoo-ni-key-ter/ noun)-A person who communicates, especially one skilled at conveying information, ideas, or policy to the public.
Person in the business of communications in television or magazine publishing. Good communication Skills- Good communication skills are skills that facilitate people to communicate effectively with one another. Effectual communication engages the choice of the best communications channel, the technical knowledge to use the channel, the presentation of information to the target audience, and the skill to understand responses received from others. Self-development, interpersonal skills, mutual understanding, cooperation and trust is also important to set a complete channel of most effective and winning communication skills.
Verbal communication- Verbal communication is known as the conversation or interaction between people. It is a way to communicate to others face-to-face through sound, words, or speaking. A newborn baby learns to make sounds that later will help them to communicate verbally by putting the sounds into words. Expressions of emotion, like crying or even laughter is a form of communication done verbally. There are many ways to communicate today with all of our technology but the most meaningful is through verbal communication.