Amirah Husnun, Ngadiso Ngadiso, Hasan Zainnuri


This study was conducted to explore vocational students’ reading engagement during the teaching and learning process at one of vocational high school in Surakarta. This study examined students’ reading engagement based on the three dimensions of reading (affective, behavioral, and cognitive) and investigated more details of each aspect. In conducting this study, the researcher used Case Study as the research methodology. The data of the study were collected through observation, questionnaire, interview, and document. The subjects of this study were 35 students of Class XI Administrasi Perkantoran 1. The results of the study indicated that reading engagement was established by the three dimensions, each dimension consists of some components based on the reader’s feeling, attitude, and ability to comprehend a text. The finding also revealed that students’ identity as vocational high school students determined their text choice, as well as their reading behavior and strategy. It can be concluded that the three dimensions of reading engagement influenced the way a reader comprehends the text by developing their motivation, using strategic knowledge, constructing meaning from text, and interacting with other readers when reading.


Reading; Reading Engagement; Affective; Behavioral; Cognitive


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