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ERIC Number: EJ834280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
The Comparison of Students' Use of Metacognitive Reading Strategies between Reading in Bahasa Indonesia and in English
Vianty, Machdalena
International Education Journal, v8 n2 p449-460 Nov 2007
This article reports an investigation into the students' use of metacognitive reading strategies that involve the use of analytic and pragmatic reading strategies when reading in the two languages: English and Bahasa Indonesia. One-hundred and one students from the English Study Program within the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of Sriwijaya University in Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia, completed the Metacognitive Reading Strategies questionnaire (MRSQ) both in Bahasa Indonesia and in English. The good values of indicators of internal consistency are shown by both the English and the Bahasa versions of the MRSQ. A paired sample t-test shows that some significant differences are found between the students' use of particular metacognitive reading strategies for reading in English and in Bahasa. On average, the students reported using some of the analytic reading strategies more frequently when reading in Bahasa. However, they used the pragmatic reading strategies more frequently when reading in English. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia