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A result seminar on The Effect of Students’ Reading Interest and Students’ Vocabulary Mastery on Their Reading Comprehension of the Second Grade Students of SMA Negeri 5 Bandar Lampung was held on Thursday, 28th May 2015 at 15.00 – 16.30 p.m. The topic was presented by Elisabeth Gracia Simanjuntak (Student’s Reg. No. 1113042024), a fourth year student of the English Department Faculty of Teacher Training and Education the University of Lampung. The advisors of her work were H.M. Ujang Suparman, M.A., Ph.D., and Dr. Muhammad Sukirlan, M.A. She was examined by Dr. Ari Nurweni, M.A., as the main examiner, some students attended this seminar, too.

The research was a quantitative research which was aimed at finding out whether there was a significant effect of students’ reading interest and vocabulary mastery towards their achievement in reading comprehension. It was conducted in SMAN 5 Bandarlampung and the sample was taken from the eleventh grade students of MIA.

This research design was ex post facto design. The instruments used were questionnaire of reading interest, vocabulary mastery, and reading comprehension tests. The data obtained then were analyzed by using SPSS 16.0 and Path Analysis.

The results show that there was a significant effect of students’ reading interest and vocabulary mastery on their achievement in reading comprehension. Those results could be seen from the Path Analysis in which the coefficient direct effect of students’ reading interest on their achievement in reading comprehension was .278 and that of students’ vocabulary mastery on their achievement in reading comprehension was .700. Meanwhile, the direct effect of students’ reading interest and vocabulary mastery on their reading comprehension was .978. The results of the analysis effect were significant (p> 0). In conclusion, there is a significant effect of students’ reading interest and vocabulary mastery towards their achievement in reading comprehension. The higher interest the students have in reading and vocabulary mastery, the better reading comprehension they will achieve.

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