Title of Thesis
Impact Of Non-verbal Communication On Students'
Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences & Education /
Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawarr
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|Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and
abstract of thesis)|
Program, Impact, Hypotheses,
Education, Communication, Mechanism, Teacher, Verbal, Outcomes,
Urban, Non, Process, Students, Methods
a pivotal role in our daily lives.To articulate our ideas, feelings,
emotions and skills we communicate not only with verbal but also
with non-verbal methods.These are essential in teaching-learning
process. Teachers can utilize a variety of verbal and non-verbal
skills to aid students’ comprehension of difficult concepts.
It was an experimental study that looked into the impact of
non-verbal communication on the learning outcomes of students of 9th
and 10th classes in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.This study
highlighted the importance of non-verbal communication in the
subject of English (Compulsory) of classes (IX-X), further it
explored the impact of non-verbal communication on students'
learning by observing teachers and students in classrooms and;
finding out how this mechanism contributed to better learning
outcomes of students.The study examined the hypotheses that there is
an impact of nonverbal communication on students’ learning outcomes
both in rural and urban areas; and there is an impact of non-verbal
communication on the learning outcomes of male and female students.Population of the study included students and teachers of 103 Govt.
secondary schools in rural and urban areas of Peshawar.The sample
included 2 teachers and 40 students from each school in the subject
of English (Compulsory).The total number of sample teachers and
students is 40 and 800 respectively.Tools of the data collection
were questionnaires and experiment in the actual classrooms
setting.The significance difference between pre and post tests of
the control and experimental groups was tested through paired
t-test. Furthermore the questionnaires were interpreted with the
help of frequency and percentage
methods, while the correlation between teachers and students’
questionnaires was carried out through Gamma correlation.
The important conclusions indicated that teachers made the learning
environment active through their non-verbal communication whereby
students felt alert in the classrooms and participated in the
learning process, which consequently enhanced the level of their
retention and understanding.Proper use of facial expressions, body
movements, eye contact, pitch of voice, and spatial distance helped
the teachers to provide better understanding to the students in the
attainment of their learning outcomes. To the contrary the teachers
who did not properly use non-verbal communication in the classroom
could not motivate the students for effective learning.The study
made the following recommendations:
1.Teachers should be given an orientation in non-verbal
communication and the skills thus acquired should be utilized in
their teaching methodologies.
2. Teachers should be encouraged to use this technology in order to
provoke the interest of the students and make them attentive in the
3. It is recommended that curriculum planners and policy maker
should also recognize the importance of non-verbal communication and
make it a part of the teacher education program so that prospective
teachers are trained in this important skill.