Reading Motivation in Rural Areas Based on School Type and Gender


  • M. Fadli Nugraha Medan Area University
  • Salamiah Sari Dewi Medan Area University
  • Erlina Sari Siregar Medan Area University



gender, private schools, public schools, reading motivation rural


Recently, no research was found to differentiate reading motivation, but focused on reading interest so the aim of this research was to look at differences in students' reading motivation based on school type and gender, because these two things are issues that are rarely analyzed. There are two hypotheses proposed, namely (H1) There are differences in reading motivation based on gender (H2) There are differences in reading motivation based on school type. Samples were taken by strata and data using a reading motivation scale, which will then be analyzed using a t-test. The results of this study explain that there are no differences in rural students' reading motivation based on their gender, meaning that this study rejects the first alternative hypothesis. However, we accept the second alternative hypothesis because it proves that there are differences in reading motivation based on school type. The impacts and recommendations are explained later in this research.

Author Biographies

M. Fadli Nugraha, Medan Area University

Faculty of Psychology

Salamiah Sari Dewi, Medan Area University

Faculty of Psychology

Erlina Sari Siregar, Medan Area University

Faculty of Psychology


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How to Cite

Nugraha, M. F., Dewi, S. S., & Siregar, E. S. (2023). Reading Motivation in Rural Areas Based on School Type and Gender. Interdisciplinary Journal of Education, 6(2), 141–150.




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