SKRIPSI Jurusan Sastra Inggris - Fakultas Sastra UM, 2019

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THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS' SELF-EFFICACY AND THEIR WRITING PERFORMANCE

Haibah Nisrina Nur

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SUMMARY

Haibah, Nisrina Nur. 2019. The Correlation between the English Department Students’ Self-Efficacy and Their Writing Performance. Undergraduate Thesis, Department of English, Faculty of Letter, State University of Malang. Advisors: (I) Dr. Ekaning D. Laksmi, M.Pd., M. A. (II) Prof. BambangYudiCahyonoM.Pd., M.A., Ph.D.

Key Words: self-efficacy, writing performance

This study aims at investigating the correlation between the English Department students’ self-efficacy and their writing performance. Self-efficacy refers to one’s beliefs in one’s ability to complete a task successfully, whereas writing performance describes how well a person accomplishes his/her writing.

This study involved thirty six students of the English Department in State University of Malang who were taking the Argumentative Writing course in their fourth semester. The data were obtained by using the self-efficacy questionnaire and writing test. The collected data were then analyzed using the Spearman correlation in SPSS to find out if there was a relationship between the variables or not.

The results of the study revealed that the null hypotheses for almost of the correlations was accepted. The alternative hypothesis was only accepted in the correlation between self-efficacy and mechanics writing performance.This result might be attributed to the fact that the use of mechanics in Indonesian writing, which is the students’ native language, and English does not differ greatly. In other words, the findings show that, overall, there is no significant relationship between the students’ self-efficacy and their writing performance. The students with a higher level of self-efficacy does not necessarily have better writing performance than those with a lower level of self-efficacy and vice versa.

Finally, it can be concluded that the English Department students’ self-efficacy does not affect their writing performance. Therefore, it is suggested that the lecturers focus more on things that can boost their students’ writing performance such as giving the students exercises on the area that they lack of depending on the context. This study is also expected to contribute to the related literature by clarifying the relationship between students’ self-efficacy and their writing performance.