Intan Satriani


The present study is employed to understand the relationship between self esteem
and reading ability of Indonesian EFL students. The study was conducted on both
Indonesian male and female graduate students of English department in a
Postgraduate school in Bandung. During the research, questionnaire developed by
Hyde (1979 in Bagheri, et al., 2012) was used as the research instrument to obtain
the score of students‟ self esteem. In addition, the data of reading score were
collected from TOEFL score which has been standardized. Those instruments
were administered in one session. The data were analyzed by Pearson moment
correlation to identify the relationship between two variables. The result of this
study showed that the null hypothesis of this study is rejected. Sincethe
probability value of students‟ self esteem is lower than the level of significant
(.697>0.05). It indicates that there is a correlation between self esteemand
students‟ reading ability.
Keywords: Self-Esteem , reading Ability

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