Effects of Stereotyping on Native Linguistic Accent ofSelected Grade 11 Humanities and Social Sciences Strand Students at Bestlink College of the Philippines: Basis for Crafting Proper Conduct
Keywords:stereotyping, accent, native
The unfair treatment of individuals in the usage of native linguistic accents can be considered stereotyping. The native language of an individual plays an important role in the means of their communication. However, due to the variation of languages around the world, individuals cannot deny the occurrence of linguistic accent comparison that occasionally leads to stereotyping. In this study, the researchers attempt to analyze the effects of stereotyping on the native linguistic accent to selected Grade 11 Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) Strandstudents at Bestlink College of the Philippines. The researchers aimed to propose a possible basis for crafting proper conduct with regard to the misinterpretation of people regarding the linguistic accent of a particular group of individuals. This study used a quantitative research method. The researchers gathered information from the respondents through purposive sampling. The researchers used a descriptive type of research to analyze the effects of stereotyping on the native linguistic accent of Grade 11 HUMSS Strandstudents. Stereotyping on native linguistic accent mostly affects the female respondents aged ranging from 15–17 years old, the majority of which came from Visayas. Most of the respondents agreed that stereotyping of native linguistic accents results in a huge impact in terms of the student’s self-confidence. The respondents may prepare themselves to avoid stereotyping conditions by familiarizing also words and training public speaking. The significant difference between male and female respondents was that male respondents can familiarize themselves with the pronunciation of words quickly. Male respondents trained themselves through oral practices. Lastly, the result of the research developed a basis for crafting proper conduct that will surely help the respondents conquer stereotyping cases in terms of their native linguistic accent. The result of the study proved the negative impact of stereotyping a native linguistic accent. Therefore, the researchers recommend to the school administrators to conduct different programs and seminars on how to surpass the stereotyping of the native accent of the students. The researchers recommend the students enhance and practice their public speaking skills by participating in class discussions actively and joining different clubs and organizations that will help them improve their communication skills in front of the crowd or class.