The Influence of Social Media on Students’ Reading Ability

Dwi Rulli Rahmawati, Semi Sukarni, Sri Widodo


The objectives of the research is to find out whether is any positive and significant influence of influence of the use social media on students’ reading ability at the eighth grade of SMP Negeri 4 Purworejo in the academic year of 2019/2020.. The sample involved 50  students by applying purposive sampling. The population of this study is the eighth grade students of SMP Negeri 4 Purworejo in the academic year of 2019/2020. The total of the eighth grade students is 256 students. formula.The instruments to take the data by questionnaire to observing the use of qqqqcategorized in sufficient level   with M = 74.56, the SD = 9.73 and S = 94,741 at the range 70-79. (2) the students’ reading ability can be categorized in excellent level with M = 77.8, the SD = 16.394and S = 268.776 at the range 80 – 100. (3) the result of hyphotesis test shows that the value of correlation is 0.312 which is higher  than 0.279 rtable 5%. It means that the use of social media influence the students’ reading ability as big as 9.8% and the residue is 90.2% influenced by other factor. The significant value of regression based on SPSS 16.0 is 0.027which is lower than 0.05. It means that there is a positive and significant influence between two variables


influence, reading ability, social media

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