Siti Wahyu Puji Anggraini


This study aims to identify the effects of gender on genre preferences (narrative, recount, descriptive, report and procedure) and reading achievement, and also to analyze the correlation between genre preference and reading achievement. The sample of this study was 30 students of Junior High School 15 Mataram. To gather the data, a closed questionnaire was given to collect students’ genre preferences; reading test was given to get students’ score in reading; and the open questionnaire was given to collect the factors that affect students’ reading interest and achievement. The data were analyzed by using Regression analysis test. The result of the analysis indicates that there is significant effect of gender on genre preference. It is evidenced by the result of f-test and t-test, where the value of fcount is higher than ftable (4.435 > 3.354) and the value of tcount is higher than ttable (2.106>1.699). Meanwhile, there is no significant effect of gender on students’ reading achievement. It is evidenced by the result of f-test and t-test. The value of fcount is lower than ftable (0.000<3.354) and the value of the tcount is lower than ttable (0.57 < 1.699). Furthermore, the result of Partial Correlation showed that there is no significant correlation between genre preference and reading achievement. It proofed by the result of probability value that higher than significant level (0.232 > 0.05) and the result of reading test presents that both genders were fail on genre that they prefer in.


Gender, Genre Preference & Reading Achievement

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