Attitudes of Rangsit University Staff towards Speaking English
This study aims to investigate the attitude of Rangsit University staff toward speaking English. The instrument used to collect the data was a questionnaire, which was distributed to 200 full-time Rangsit University employees. The data from the survey was analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) computer program to calculate the frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation. The results showed that the employees’ attitude toward speaking English was at a high level (x̅ = 3.94). The affective component had the highest mean value (x̅ = 4.04). The respondents felt satisfied when their spoken English was good enough to make friends with people from other countries and they also felt satisfied when they were complimented because they spoke English well. The conative component (x̅ = 3.99) and cognitive component (x̅ = 3.79) were also found to be at a high level. The subjects tended to practice speaking English
when they had a chance. They agreed that Rangsit University needed staff who could speak English fluently and they also felt that speaking English was important for their work.