The Relationship between Students' Reading Motivation in English and Their Reading Achievement (A Correlational Study at Ninth Grade of SMP Islam Al-Hasanah)
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AbstractThe objective of this research was to know and describe a positive
relationship between students’ reading motivation in English and their reading
achievement at ninth grade students of SMP Islam Al-Hasanah. It covers reading
motivation and reading achievement.
The method which was used in this research was correlational study. The
population of the research was the ninth grade students of SMP Islam Al-Hasanah
Kota Tangerang in the 2013/2014 academic year. However, only 60 students were
chosen as the sample by using simple random sampling. Furthermore, there were
two variables in this research. The first one was students’ reading motivation
(variable X) and the second one was students’ reading achievement (variable Y).
The students’ reading motivation score was taken from the questionnaire whereas
the students’ reading achievement was taken from test. In analyzing the data and
testing the hypothesis, the writer used Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation
From the data analysis, it was found that there is no positive relationship
between students’ reading motivation and their reading achievement. This result
showed the null hypothesis (Ho) is accepted and the alternative hypothesis (Hα) is
rejected. It can be seen from the result of the obtained rxy = 0.18 is smaller than rt
with significance level 0.05 = 0.266 (0.18 < 0.266) and the obtained zα = 1.384 is
smaller than zt = 2.00 (1.384 < 2.00).