THE CORRELATION BETWEEN READING HABIT AND READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT OF 12TH GRADE STUDENTS OF MA. PP. QODRATULLAH LANGKAN

AGUS WAHYUDI

Abstract


The main objectives of this study are to find out; 1) how is the students’ reading
habit, 2) how is the students’ reading comprehenaion achievement, 3) is there any
significant correlation between reading habit and reading comprehension of 12th
grade students of MA. PP. Qodratullah. The writer used descriptive quantitatif
design to describe the data. The population of the study was five classes of 12th
grade students of MA. PP. Qodratullah. The sample of this study was 168 students.
The writer used questionnaire (Janthong, 2010) and reading test to collect the data.
The test was administered once as post-test. Before the post-test was administered to
the sample students, the validity and reliability of the instruments were estimated.
The result of the test were analyzed by using Pearson Product Moment in SPSS
(Statistical Package for Social Science) 16.0. From the analysis, it was showed that
the t-obtained was 0.309. It could be concluded that there was no significance
correlation between the two variables since the t-obtained was higher than 0.05. The
factors that influnced this condition were; 1) the misperception of the students
toward good reading habits, 2) students preferred to read for pleasure (comics,
newspapers, sport magazines), 3) the students preferred to read for pleasure, while
the tests of this research were taken from reading for academic purpose materials.
However, building a good reading habit is essential to be recommended because it is
very important to develop the students’ reading comprehension achievement.


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