The Correlation Between Self-Esteem To The Students’ Speaking Achievement
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This thesis was carried out to find out correlation between self-esteem to the students’ spaeking achievement. The population of this research was the second class of SMP Muhammadiyah 1 Medan academic years 2009/2010 and was taken 6 classes VIII A consisted of 36 students, VIII B considered of 37 students, VIII C consisted of 38 students, VII T1 consisted of 31 students, VIII T2 consisted of 30 students, VIII U consisted of 34 students so, the total population of this research was 206 students and for the sample this thesis 20% students randomly was taken 40 students. The instrument of the research used was set of test that given to the students, the questionnaire to ontain their self-esteem condition using Rosenberg’s self-esteem scale and speaking test. The method of this research is Descriptive Quantitative Method and library research the teahnique of analyzing data was scoring their answer and then calculate the score. In analyzing the data (X) was taken from students score in students self-esteem by answering questioner test that consisted 10 item tests. And the data (Y) was taken from their achievement in speaking by answering the speaking test. The finding shows that (1) students’ self-esteem and (2) students speaking achievement, have positive and significant correlation with contribution of correlation determination is 8.41%. and the data were analyzed by applying Person Product Moment formula. The critical value of rxy was 0.29 with the subject N = 40 was higher at the level signification of 0.05 was 0.256 and also at the level significance of 0.01 was 0.207; it means that there was a correlation between self-esteem to the students’ achievement. So, hypothesis Ha was accepted because there was a correlation between self-esteem to the students’ speaking achievement.