A Study on Differences Between Boys’ and Girls’ Achievementin Learning English in SMAN 9 Malang

KURNIAWATI ANGGRAINI, INDAH (2009) A Study on Differences Between Boys’ and Girls’ Achievementin Learning English in SMAN 9 Malang. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Language is crucial to the expression and understanding of thought, and one of the most significant cognitive human achievements. A Gender difference is a distinction of biological and physiological characteristics typically associated with either males or females of a species in general. Talking about gender and language, females produces more words than males. Based on that fact, then this research was conducted. This research aimed to know how are boys’ and girls’ achievement in learning English in first grade of SMAN 9 Malang. In this study, the writer used Quantitative research because it involved analysis of numerical data. The form of writer’s data which was used to measure achievement was students’ score. The writer chose purposive proportional random sampling. In SMAN 9 Malang there were 2 English teachers who taught class X. Teacher 1 taught class X – 1, and class X – 2. Teacher 2 taught class X – 3 until X – 7. In determining this study, the writer used purposive sampling. The writer took the students’ of teacher 2 in this study because the number of students was more than students’ of teacher 1, therefore they were more representative. Each class was about 30 students consisted of 15 boys students and 15 girls students. In this case, proportional random sampling was applied. In this study, the writer used the students’ report book to find the English score of each student in one semester. Based on the t – test result, the Mean in each class for girls were 82.53, 81.13, 82.40, 81, and 78, the Mean of boys were 78.07, 77.47, 75.47, 79.6, and 77.13. From the result of t – test computation, t empiric or the computation of each class was 10.82. For t theoretic or t – table was 1.960 at the significance level 0.05 and df (degree of freedom) was 148. It can be seen that t empiric was higher than t theoretic. From the Mean computation, and t theoretic there was a significant difference between the achievement of boys and girls in learning English, because the Mean’s and t – test computation of each class of girl was higher than boys.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Anwar Jasin
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2012 04:45
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2012 04:45
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/8181

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