THE CORRELATION BETWEEN STUDENTS’ STUDY ANXIETY AND STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION

Desi Surlitasari Dewi

Abstract


When it comes to the different aims of reading, L2 learners tend to have different level of difficulties and results. They often find they are able to read interesting materials, usually are derived from their hobbies or interests, but fail when they have to read for a test or a lesson. This could be the sign of study anxiety. The researcher was interested in this matter; therefore this study aimed to find out whether or not there was a significant correlation between students’ study anxiety and students' reading comprehension at tenth grade of SMK Hang Nadim. The population was tenth grade students of SMK Hang Nadim in academic year 2018/2019, consisted of 104 students. Then, cluster random sampling was used to determine the sample from the population. Data were gathered from reading test and study anxiety questionnaire. After analyzing the data by using pearson product moment correlation, it found out that  rxy < rtable = 0,019 < 0,396. Hence, it can be concluded that Ho was accepted and Ha was rejected. Thus, based on the result, it can be concluded that there is no significant correlation between students’ study anxiety and students' reading comprehension.

Keywords


Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Study Anxiety

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.33373/as.v11i1.2405

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