African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4180

Full Length Research Paper

Listening skills profile among business management students

Nik Mohd Rahimi1*, Ghazali Yusri1, and Wan Normeza2
1Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia), Malaysia. 2Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, International Campus, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
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  •  Accepted: 10 October 2011
  •  Published: 08 February 2012


This study investigates the use of listening skills among business management students. It is a cross-sectional study involving selected higher institutions in Malaysia. The specific objectives are to identify; (a) the physical attention level toward the sound sources; (b) the concentration and absorption level; (c) the avoiding listening distraction level; (d) the level of non-dependence on textbooks. The research data are collected through a questionnaire. The respondents of the study are 257 business management students which were selected on random sampling technique basis. Generally, the results showed that the use of listening skills among business management students was moderate.


Key words: Management students, business management course, listening skills, learning strategies.