THE CORRELATION BETWEEN STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION AND READING COMPREHENSION AT THE NINTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMPN 03 KOTABUMI ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
This research was aimed to investigate whether there is significant correlation between students’ motivation and reading comprehension at the ninth grade students of SMPN 03 Kotabumi Academic Year 2020/2021. The kind of the research was quantitative research and used correlational research design. The samples of the research were 40 students who were choosen by using proportional random sampling technique. The instruments used in this research were questionnaire and test. Questionnaire was used to measure students' motivation, meanwhile the test was used to measure students' reading comprehension. Then, to prove the hypothesis of the research and the data, the researcher used Pearson Product Moment correlation. The result showed that = , and = . It means that is rejected, and is accepted. From the result of significant test, it was found that = 2.6298 and is 2.027. Based on the result of the data analysis, it can be concluded that there is significant correlation between students’ motivation and the reading comprehension at the ninth grade students of SMPN 03 Kotabumi in academic year 2020/2021.