Gender-Based Analysis of Students’ Ability in Answering Factual and Vocabulary-in-Context Questions of the TOEFL-Like Reading Comprehension Test

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Cahya Destiyanti

Muhammad Amin

Lalu Jaswadi Putera -

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This study was aimed to find out whether or not there was a significant difference between male and female students’ ability in answering factual and vocabulary-in-context questions of the TOEFL-Like reading comprehension test. Secondary data analysis was utilized by taking reading comprehension test scores of twenty-one male and twenty-one female students of the English Education Program. Samples were selected using random sampling technique. Data were analyzed using independent sample t-test. Results showed that the t-values of sig. 2-tailed was higher than 0.05 in male and female students’ ability in answering both the factual questions (0.267 > 0.05) and the vocabulary-in-context questions (0.837 > 0.05). The results revealed that there was no significant difference between male and female students’ ability in answering factual and vocabulary-in-context questions of the TOEFL-Like reading comprehension test.

Keywords:
Reading Comprehension, Factual Question, Vocabulary-in Context Question, Gender, TOEFL

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Destiyanti, C., Amin, M., & Putera, L. (2021). Gender-Based Analysis of Students’ Ability in Answering Factual and Vocabulary-in-Context Questions of the TOEFL-Like Reading Comprehension Test. PALAPA, 9(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.36088/palapa.v9i1.926
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