The Contribution of Students’ Motivation and Vocabulary to Students’ Translation

Listiyanti Listiyanti, Muh. Asrori, Endang Setyaningsih


This research is aimed to find out the contribution of: (1) students’ motivation to students’ translation; (2) students’ vocabulary to students’ translation ability; and (3) students’ motivation and students’ vocabulary, to students’ translation. This correlational study involved 35 students of the sixth semester students of English Education Department of Teacher Training and Education Faculty of a University in Surakarta. The technique of choosing the sample was cluster random sampling. Data were collected through questionnaire and test. Single Correlation and Multiple Linear Regressions were used to analyze the data. The research findings show that: (1) motivation brings 10.30% contribution to translation; (2) vocabulary brings 29.58% contribution to translation; and (3) motivation and vocabulary simultaneously bring 39.88% contribution to translation. Based on the study, it can be implied that motivation and vocabulary are important factors that give contribution to translation.


contribution; motivation; vocabulary; translation

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