An Analysis of Students’ Reading Motivation in English Subject at Junior High School

Rahmi Maya Aulia(1), Yetti Zainil(2),
(1) Universitas Negeri Padang  Indonesia
(2) Universitas Negeri Padang  Indonesia

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This research was a descriptive qualitative research that aimed to analyze students’ reading motivation level and students’ types of motivation in English subject at junior high school. The population of this research were 8th grade students of SMP N 11 and SMP N 46 Sijunjung. The sample of this research were 78 students that was selected by using purposive sample. The instruments of study were Motivation for Reading in English Questionnaire (MREQ) by Komiyama (2013) and open-ended interview. The items were scored based on the students’ response to the questionnaire.The total score items became the result of students’ reading motivation (level).The type of students’ reading motivation was came from the score total from items 1 to 16 (intrinsic) and 17-46 (extrinsic).The researcher defined the students’ type of motivation by summing up the score of each type of motivation. The result of this research showed that (1) Students’ reading motivation level in reading English subject of SMP N 11 Sijunjung and SMP N 46 Sijunjung were dominated by the average level of motivation. (2) Students’ types of reading motivation in English subject of SMP N 11 Sijunjung and SMP N 46 Sijunjung was extrinsic motivation.



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