Correlation Between Reading Interest, Grammatical Competence And Reading Skill

Yessi Karsita Putri, Ngadiso Ngadiso


The objective of this research was to find out whether there is a correlation between (1) reading interest and reading skill; (2) grammatical competence and reading skill; and (3) reading interest, grammatical competence simultaneously and reading skill. The method used in the research was correlation. The study was carried out in June to August 2013 at SMA Negeri 1 Karanganyar. The population was all of the tenth grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Karanganyar which consist of eight classes. The total number of the students was 272 students. The sample was 34 students taken by cluster random sampling. The instruments in collecting the data were questionnaire and test. Questionnaire was used to collect the data of reading interest, while objective test was used to collect the data of grammatical competence and reading skill. The techniques used to analyze the data were Single and Multiple Linear Regression and Correlation. The result of analysis shows that there were a positive correlation between (1) reading interest and reading skill; (2) grammatical competence and reading skill; and (3) reading interest, grammatical competence simultaneously and reading skill. It means that reading interest and grammatical competence cannot be neglected in improving reading skill.


reading interest; grammatical competence; and reading skill

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