CORRELATION AMONG READING INTEREST, READING SELF-EFFICACY, AND READING COMPETENCY IN THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Made Ari Juli Handayani, Dewa Komang Tantra, Dewa Ayu Eka Agustini

Abstract


The current research objectives were to describe and to relate the students’ reading interest, reading self-efficacy to their reading competency in the Sekolah Menengah Pertama Negeri 8 Singaraja. The subject were the students in the eight-grade students. This research was designed a quantitative research. The data were gathered using reading interest scale, reading self-efficacy scale, and objective reading competency test. The obtained data were analyzed in two phases, namely: descriptively, that is the description consisted of central tendency and inferentially, that is the data were analyzed using pair-wise correlation and multiple correlation technique. The findings show that: 1) the students’ reading interest, reading self-efficacy, and reading competency on high-order-items are at the moderate levels;2) the relations pair-wisely between the students’ reading interest and reading self-efficacy, students reading interest and reading competency, the students’ reading self-efficacy and reading competency on high-order-items are positively and significantly correlated; and 3) the simultaneous or multiple relationships of the reading interest and reading self-efficacy to the students’ reading competency is proven to be significant.

Keywords


correlation; reading competency; reading interest; reading self-efficacy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23887/ijll.v4i3.30299

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