A Small-Scale Survey Study on Reading Strategies in EFL Junior High School Context
Silvia Nur Fajri Yanti, 14322015
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This study aims to identify the use of reading strategies implemented by junior high school students. This research refers to reading strategies categories by Mokhtari & Sheorey (2002) adapted from MARSI by Mokhtari & Reichard (2002) which are global reading Strategies, problem-solving strategies, and support strategies. The number of respondents in this study was 49 students grade eight students in Ummul Quro Islamic Junior High School Yogyakarta. The Survey on Reading Strategies (SORS) was used to collect the data regarding the reading strategies that ESL/EFL students use. Analysis of the data collected revealed the three profiles of reading strategies with a different frequency level. The sample of students in the category of problem solving strategies (Mean = 4.08, SD = 0.96), followed by support strategies (Mean = 3.92, SD = 0.96) and global reading strategies (Mean = 3.79 SD = 1.05).