The Correlation between Self Assessment and Motivation in Learning English of the Second Grade Students of SMP Negeri 6 Palembang
There is no single magical formula for motivating students. Many factors affect a given student's
motivation to work and to learn. This study focused on the correlation between self assessment
and motivation in learning English of the Second Grade students of SMPN 6 Palembang. There
are four objectives in this study:1) to find out how the second grade students of SMP N6
Palembang motivation in learning English is; 2) to find out how the second grade students of
SMPN 6 Palembang self assessment is; 3) to find out whether or not there is any significant
correlation between self assesment and motivation in learning English of The Second Grade
Students of SMPN6 Palembang; and 4) How much self assesment contribute to Studentsâ€™
motivation in learning English of The Second Grade Students of SMPN 6 Palembang. The data
were collected by using questionnaire of 70 students that were taken as the samples by using
random sampling. Then, it was analyzed by using Personâ€™s Product Moment Correlation
Coefficient and the calculation was done by using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science).
The result of the study showed that 72.9% of the second grade students of SMP N6 Palembang
had good motivation in learning English and 67.1% of the second grade students of SMPN 6
Palembang also had good self assessment. In addition, the degree of correlation coefficient
proved strong with the value of correlation 0.715 and self assessment itself contributed 51.1% to
the studentsâ€™ motivation in learning English. From the above explanation, self assessment
proved significantly has a very important role in learning language especially English.
Keywords: motivation, self assessment, English learning
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