THE CORRELATION BETWEEN STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE AND THEIR ACHIEVEMENT IN LEARNING ENGLISH AT SMA NEGERI 2 TANJUNGPINANG

  • Sandra Rosalina Alumni Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
  • Dewi Murni Dosen Fakultas Keguruan Dan Ilmu Pendidikan UMRAH
  • Rona Elfiza Dosen Fakultas Keguruan Dan Ilmu Pendidikan UMRAH
Keywords: Students’ Attitude toward English, English Achievement

Abstract

This study aimed to know whether there was correlation between students’ attitude and their achievement in learning English eleventh-grade students in the academic year 2020/2021. The method which is used in this study was correlational method. The sample was 72 students which were taken by cluster sampling technique. This study used data collection techniques such as questionnaires and documentation. The questionnaire was arranged based on a Likert scale. Data collection technique in this research used the documentation method of student achievement eleventh-grade students of SMA Negeri 2 Tanjungpinang in the academic year 2020/2021 which was a method of collecting data for testing from school report card. This research investigated the correlation between students’ attitude toward English and their achievement of English lessons used a Pearson Product-Moment correlation. The data analyzed using SPSS version 25. Based on the Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient, the result indicated that there was a significant correlation between students’ attitude and their achievement in learning English. The p-value was 0.003. It means that the p-value 0.003 was lower than 0.05. Thus, there was a significant correlation between students’ attitude and their achievement in learning English eleventh-grade students at SMA Negeri 2 Tanjungpinang in the academic year 2020/2021. In this research, the r-value was 0.350 and the r²-value was 0.350² = 0.1225, indicating that students' attitudes in learning English have positive contribution in students’ achievement; it was 12.25%.

Published
2021-10-12
Section
Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris