Reading Interest and Its Relationship to the Students’ Reading Comprehension Achievement at English Education Study Program of UIN Raden Fatah Palembang

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Silvia Pratami
Manalullaili Manalullaili
Rizqy Dwi Amrina


The objectives of this research were to find out the significant correlation and the influence of their reading interest and reading comprehension achievement. The type of this research used quantitative research with a correlation design. The population of this research were 237 students in the seventh and ninth semesters of the academic year of 2022/2023 at English Education Study Program of UIN Raden Fatah Palembang. The 50 sample members of the current population were selected using the random sampling technique. The reading interest questionnaire was used to gather the data, and the reading comprehension test was used to determine reading comprehension achievement. The findings indicated that there was no meaningful relationship between students' ability in reading comprehension and their reading interest, with the correlation coefficient, or r-obtained (.107), being less than r-table (.279). Additionally, the significant level (sig.2-tailed) was .459. It denotes that p (.459) exceeded .05. Furthermore, The sig. (2-tailed) value of individual interest was .305, situational interest was .787, and topic interest was .280 these was higher than 0,05. Moreover, r- value (.209, .143, .287) also showed result of each spesification lower than r-table (.392 for individual interest, .886 for situational interest, and .450 for topic interest).

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