The Correlation Between Listening Habit to English Song and Vocabulary Mastery

Wardiansyah .(1), Barnabas S.(2), Elfrida .(3),
(1) Universitas Bengkulu, Indonesia
(2) Universitas Bengkulu, Indonesia
(3) Universitas Bengkulu, Indonesia



The aims of this research were to find out the correlation between students’ listening habit to English song and their vocabulary mastery. This research applied correlational study which was used quantitative design. The subjects were 60 students of Third Grade Students of SMPN 06 Kota Bengkulu. The data were collected from two instruments: (1) questionnaire was used to get data about students’ listening habit to English song and (2) VLT test was used to get data about students’ vocabulary mastery. The result of calculation was using Pearson Product moment formula process by SPSS IBM Statistic Version 20 Program, which showed the score of  rxy bigger than the score of r table (0,835 > 0,254). It means that Ha was accepted and H0 was rejected. In conclusions, there is a positive and significant correlation between listening habit to English song and vocabulary mastery of third grade students of SMPN 06 Kota Bengkulu.


Correlational Research, Listening Habit, Vocabulary Mastery

Full Text:




Cebula, D. 2008. Songs and Rhymes in Language Teaching. Available at s.htm.Accesed on November 19, 2016.

Cohen,L., Manion,L., &Morrison,K. 2007. Reseacrh Methods in Education (6thed.). New York, NY: Routlage.

Depdiknas. 2004. KerangkaDasarKurikulum 2004. Jakarta.

Djarwanto, P. S., and Subagyo, P. 1996. Statistikinduktif.Yogyakarta: BPFE.

Fraenkel, J., R., and Wellen, N., E. 2008. How to Design and Evaluate research in Education, New York: McGraw-Hill.

Hornby. 1987. Oxford Advance Learner?s Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jiati, E., S. 2013. The Correlation Between Students’ Ability In Listening To The English Songs And Their Vocabulary Mastery at SMAN Palu, vol. 1, no 1, Sulawesi: E-journal of English Language Teaching Society (ELTS).

Meara, P. 1992. Vocabulary mastery test.London: CLIT.

Meutia, Z., F., Abdul, A., and Ahmad, D., R. 2014.A Correlational Study Between Habit in Listening to English Songs, Vocabulary Mastery, and Listening Skill, English Education, vol. 2, no. 3.

Millington, N., T. 2011. Using Songs Effectively to Teach English to Young Learners. Japan: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. Available at Language Education in Asia.

Murphey, T. 1992. Music and Songs, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Puspita, P. 2018. The effect of Listening Habit to The English Songs Toward Listening Skill. IAIN.Bengkulu.

Richard, C., J., and Schmidt.2010. Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics. Britain.

Sarining, S., M. 2017. A correlation study between vocabulary mastery, Habit of listening to english song and speaking skill Of the eleventh grade students of sma n nogosari 1 in The academic year of 2016/2017. IAIN Surakarta.

Thornbury, S. 2002. How to Teach Vocabulary. Series Editor: Jeremy Harmer. Malaysia: Longman.

Verplanken, B. and Orbell, S. 2003. Reflections on Past Behavior: A Self Report of Habit Stregth. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Zulianti. 2009. The influence of Listening Habit to The English Songs Toward Vocabulary Mastery. MIMa’rif Magelang.


Article Metrics

 Abstract Views : 0 times
 PDF Downloaded : 0 times


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Journal of English Education and Teaching (JEET) is Indexed in


Creative Commons LicenseJournal of English Education and Teaching is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.