STUDENTS’ READING HABIT AND THEIR READING COMPREHENSION: A CORRELATION STUDY

  • Wulan aprilini Alumni Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FKIP UMRAH
  • Gatot Subroto Dosen FKIP UMRAH
  • Nana Raihana Askurny Dosen FKIP UMRAH
Keywords: Correlation, Reading Habit, Reading Comprehension

Abstract

Reading is one of the four basic skills (Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking). The research is to find out whether there is a significantpositive correlation between students reading habit in English and their reading comprehension. This research is quantitative. The population of this research was the students of the tenth grade of SMKN5 Tanjungpinang, in academic year 2019/2020. The sample of this research was X Teknik from 29 students. The researcher did not give treatment, but collecting the data by seeing the correlation between cause and effect. The instruments were questionnaire and reading test. The researcher analyzed the correlation using Liliefour Formula to determine the correlation between reading habit (variable X) and reading comprehension ability (variable Y).The result of analysis shows that there is a positive significantcorrelation between students reading habit and their reading comprehension. The analysis by using Lilliefour Correlation, From the result of the statistical calculation, it can be synthesized that the alternative hypothesis (Ha) is accepted. The calculation shows that the coefficient of correlation (rxy) between both variables is 0.57237 which is higher than rtable (0.572 >0.367). The result of T test is that the T obtained is 3.63 which is higher than Ttable 1.703. It means that the correlation is significant. The contribution of reading habit toward reading comprehension of the tenth grade students of SMKN 5 Tanjungpinang in the academic year 2019/2020 is 32.76% while the 67.24% factors are influenced by other factors

Published
2020-11-18
Section
Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris