STUDENTS’ VOCABULARY AND READING COMPREHENSION: IS IT CORRELATED?
Keywords:correlation, vocabulary mastery, reading comprehension
This study aimed at finding out the correlation between students’ vocabulary mastery and reading comprehension. The study made use of a correlational research design. The sample was 63 eighth-grade students of SMP Wisata Sanur in the academic year 2021/2022. A random sampling technique was used by having paper rolls. The multiple-choice test was used as the instrument for collecting the data. The data were analyzed by using SPSS 25, which consisted of a normality test, homogeneity test, hypothesis testing, and T-test. The result showed that vocabulary and reading comprehension correlated significantly. When the students had a high vocabulary, their reading comprehension showed good criteria. The result of the normality test for vocabulary was 0.112 and reading comprehension was 0.265; the homogeneity test was 0.085; the hypothesis test was 0.602, andthe t-test was 0.000. It means that there was a significant correlation between students’ vocabulary mastery and reading comprehension. Further study is recommended to be conducted to have deeper data.
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