Using English Language as a Source of Good First Impression and a Parameter to Judge Status

  • Syeda Maryam Fatima Department of English, University of Kotli Azad Kashmir
  • Anees Nawazish Raja Women University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Bagh
  • Kiran Razzaq Department of English, University of Poonch, Rawalakot
Keywords: English Language First Impression Status


This is a survey research investigating using of English language as a source of good first impression and how English is used as a parameter to judge status. Simple Random Sampling technique is used to select the participants and the sample was based on randomly selected 100 students of Department of English, University of Kotli Azad Kashmir. The sample consists 45% of the total population. A well-designed questionnaire, stating a scenario, and on the basis of that scenario the participants were asked 10 close ended questions. The personality traits were Well Educated, Civilized, Modern Personality, Great knowledge, High class, Wealthy family, Fashionable attire, Resourceful, Superior and Honest. As a framework the researcher used a mixture of Big Five Personality Sub-Traits merged with other impression factors according to the needs of the current study. After analysing it is found that use of English language at first meeting have a great effect on impression formation. It is found that people admire individuals who frequently use English in their conversations. That’s how it is also used as parameter to judge status.