A Study on English Department Students’ Reading Barriers at English Department UNP

Ade Mariani(1), Fitrawati Fitrawati(2),
(1) Universitas Negeri Padang  Indonesia
(2) Universitas Negeri Padang  Indonesia

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.24036/jelt.v9i2.108554

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Abstract


This study aimed to find out students reading barriers at English Department UNP. This research was done through the descriptive qualitative method with 212 populations. The samples of this study were 63 students chosen by using random sampling techniques. The data were collected through questionnaire adapted from Thong and Hao (2017). The findings of this research indicate that in language factors the most barriers chosen by students are the cultural background with percentage score 66,48% included as a high category, then, discourse included in an average category with 50,63 of the total percentage score of barrier that was chosen by students. Moreover, in the non-language factor, the psychological is the most barrier mostly chosen by the students that have the highest percentage score with 73,46% included in the high category, next, the indicator that is rarely chosen is reading habit with 59,56% of the total barriers which means it included in average criteria.

 

Key words: reading, reading barriers, factor in reading barriers


Keywords


Key words: reading, reading barriers, factor in reading barriers

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