EFL Students’ Academic Reading Strategies and Its Correlation towards Academic Reading Grades

Pasaribu, Cristiana (2021) EFL Students’ Academic Reading Strategies and Its Correlation towards Academic Reading Grades. S1 thesis, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education.

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This research aimed to analyze EFL students’ academic reading strategies and the correlation between the reading strategy used and the students’ academic reading grades. The subject of this research was 84 of fifth semester students of English Education Study Program in Jambi University. The method that used in this research was quantitative correlation method. Google Form Questionnaire was used to collect the data. The collected data were analyzed by using the statistical technique Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) Student Version 25.0. The data analyses revealed that Problem Solving Reading Strategy obtained the highest percentage of all the three subscales followed Global Reading Strategy and Support Reading Strategy. The score of all the reading strategies was 3.9, 3.79, and 3.6 respectively. Furthermore, EFL students have average to high usage of reading strategy according to the standard given by Mokhtari and Sheorey (2002). The correlation between reading strategy and Reading for Academic Purposes grades showed that the Pearson Correlation was 0,638 and Sig. (2-tailed) = 0,000 and it is classified into strong level of correlation with positive correlation. Therefore, Global Reading strategy and Problem-Solving reading strategy revealed as the strategies used by the EFL students with high grades in Reading for Academic Purposes subject. It can be inferred that the EFL students are familiar with various reading strategies when reading academic materials and the students are able to choose the suitable strategies regarding their preferences and needs. Thus, the researcher suggests for future research to conduct the same topic with larger sample. Finally, this research aimed to give an insightful contribution for students to know the importance of reading strategy and to be able to use strategies in academic reading for their performance in Reading for Academic Purposes class.

Type: Thesis (S1)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Cristiana Pasaribu
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 08:24
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 08:24
URI: https://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/16983

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