The Correlation Between Student Self-Control And English Achievement

Lely Sualang

Abstract


This study entitled “The correlation between student self-control and English achievement”, this study involved 124 respondents of General English 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Universitas Klabat. The instrument was the questionnaire adopted from Habenicht (2000). Purposive sampling method was used to gather the data, and Descriptive Method was used to analyze the level of student self-control and their English achievement, t-test to analyze the difference of student self-control based on gender, and student English achievement based on gender, ANOVA to analyze the difference of student self-control based on level of
English, and the difference of student achievement based on level of English. Pearson-Product Moment Coefficient Correlation was to find whether there was a significant correlation between student selfcontrol and their English achievement. The findings revealed that student self-control was in high level; their English achievement was in high level; there was no significant difference of student self-control in gender; there was no significant difference of student English achievement based on gender; there was significant difference of student English achievement in level of English; there was no significant correlation between student self-control and their English achievement. It is recommended that General English 1 and 2 teachers are to improve their teaching by making it more enjoyable.

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