THE EFFECT OF BELIEFS ABOUT LEARNING ENGLISH, SELF REGULATION, AND SELF ESTEEM TOWARD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ WRITING ACHIEVEMENT
A Survey on Senior High School Students in Bogor Region
The purpose of the study is to find out the effect of beliefs about learning English, self regulation, and self esteem toward the achievement of writing for senior high school’s students. The sample was taken by using simple random sampling method. The study was conducted by giving out three questionares for the independent variables and by taking writing scores through writing rubric for the dependent variable. These research instruments were validated through expert’s and panelist’s judgement. Then, empirically, these instruments were tried out to 200 senior high school students grade XI. Afterwards, 225 different students answered the final version of the quetionares. The data were collected and calculated using path anlysis to test six hipotheses. The analysis was also carried out by using Lisrel 8.80 programme. The result of the study show: 1) Writing achievement was directly and positively effected by beliefs about learning English, self regulation, and self esteem, 2) Self esteem was directly and positively effected by both beliefs about learning English and self regulation, and 3) Self regulation was directly and positively effected by beliefs about learning English.
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