ENGLISH READING MOTIVATION, STRATEGIES, ATTITUDE, AND INTEREST OF STATE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Machdalena Vianty, Amrullah Amrullah, Fiftinova Fiftinova

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Abstract: The objective of this study was to investigate English reading motivation, reading strategy, reading attitude and reading interest of junior high school students (Year 7, 8 and 9) in Palembang. The sample of this study was three-hundred students selected randomly from ten schools. In accordance with quantitative research design, English reading motivation, reading strategy, reading attitude and reading interest questionnaires were used as the instruments to collect the data which were statistically analyzed. The findings of this study showed that the students demonstrated a high level of English reading motivation; specifically, their instrumental motivation for reading was higher than the integrative one. Next, there was a high use of reading strategies, with Problem-Solving reading strategy as the highly used ones. The finding also revealed that the students demonstrated a positive reading attitude and their reading interest showed their reading preference was adventure stories.

 

Keywords: English reading motivation, reading strategies, reading attitude, reading interest, self-efficacy, junior high school students


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.36706/jele.v6i2.10825

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ENGLISH EDUCATION STUDY PROGRAM, FACULTY OF TEACHER TRAINING AND EDUCATION, UNIVERSITAS SRIWIJAYA                       

JLN SRIJAYA NEGARA BUKIT BESAR PALEMBANG 30137, SUMATERA SELATAN, INDONESIA

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