The Correlation between Personality Traits: Extraversion/Introversion and Students’ Attitudes in Learning English as a Foreign Language

Octavia, Hilda (2017) The Correlation between Personality Traits: Extraversion/Introversion and Students’ Attitudes in Learning English as a Foreign Language. Universitas Jambi, 1 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1234 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Abstract This research is aimed at finding out the percentage of extrovert and introvert students among the fourth semester students of English Education Study Program in Jambi University in the Academic Year 2016/2017, finding out students’ attitudes in learning EFL, and finding out the correlation between personality traits and students’ attitudes in learning EFL. In constructing this research, the data were collected from 50 Reguler students of the fourth semester. The correlation study was chosen as the research design. EPI (Eysenck Personality Inventory) was employed to measure students’ personality traits and AMTB (Attitude/Motivation Test Battery) was employed to measure students’ attitudes. The research found that 82% students are extrovert, and 18% students are introvert. The result found that 96% students have positive attitudes in learning EFL. The calculation of Pearson Product Moment showed that there is a positive moderate correlation between extraversion trait and students’ attitudes which value 0.574. There is also a positive strong correlation between introversion trait and students’ attitudes which value 0.631. Based on the findings, the level of introversion more affected students’ attitudes than extroversion. Therefore, there is positive correlation between personality traits: extraversion/introversion and students’ attitudes in learning English as a foreign language. Key Words: Personality Traits, Extraversion, Introversion, Language Attitudes

Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: HILDA OCTAVIA
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 03:44
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 03:44
URI: http://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/1298

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