THE CORRELATION BETWEEN MOTIVATION AND SPEAKING ABILITY OF THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMP NEGERI 3 MENGWI IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
Keywords:correlation, motivation, speaking ability
The study aims at figuring out whether there is or not the correlation between motivation and
speaking ability of the eighth-grade students of SMP Negeri 3 Mengwi in the academic year 2020/2021.
The present study used ex-post facto research with correlation design. In this research, there were 36
students taken from the eighth grade class of SMP Negeri 3 Mengwi. In collecting the data, the
researcher used a questionnaire that was on the types of motivation by Ryan & Deci (2000). Besides,
the researcher used a speaking test by administering the descriptive monologue. The result showed that
the students’ total score for motivation resulted in 2637, and the speaking ability was 2985. Those data
were analyzed by using SPSS 23.0, which is consisted of the Normality test, Homogeneity test, Pearson
Product Moment, and T-testing. For the result of this research, the hypothesis was significantly
accepted. According to Pearson Product Moment’s result, the r-value was 0.366, and the significance
value was 0.014. It shows a significant correlation between motivation and speaking ability of the
eighth-grade students of SMP Negeri 3 Mengwi in the academic year 2020/2021. It lies between 0.200
– 0.400, which is at a low level.