Multiple Intelligences: Does It Offer a New Assistance in Encouraging Students’ Reading Comprehension Skill?

Yuni Putri Utami

Abstract

Teaching strategies of multiple intelligences was believed to assist learners to obtain a better understanding of their potential intelligences and interests in enhancing their learning process. Thus, the primary objective of this research is to investigate the types of Multiple Intelligences affecting reading comprehension skills since it could be as a medium of reading comprehension strategies. A 50-item reading TOEFL test and a 90-item multiple intelligences questionnaire test were issued among 50 male and female students at BahaudinMudhary Madura University. This study was quantitative research by using questionnaire. The research data were analysed using a multiple regression analysis. Three instruments were occupied and it consisted of TOEFL-Longman PBT Test, a TOEFL reading subtest, and MI questionnaire. Mckenzies (1999) questionnaire was administered to assess the participants’ intelligence profile. It consisted of 9 intelligences types proposed by Gardner (1999) and 10 statements of each criterion. The result indicated: 1) there were significant effects among MI types toward reading comprehension skills since the sig value was 0.017, 2) the musical, interpersonal, kinaesthetic, have significant influence toward reading comprehension and it was believed to be predictors of reading comprehension skills since the musical intelligences has the sig value 0.015, kinaesthetic intelligence has the sig value 0.011, and the least powerful predictors are interpersonal intelligences which has the sig value 0.044.

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Utami Y. (2020). Multiple Intelligences: Does It Offer a New Assistance in Encouraging Students’ Reading Comprehension Skill?.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT, ISBN 978-989-758-501-2, pages 243-248. DOI: 10.5220/0010306902430248


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@conference{cesit20,
author={Yuni Putri Utami},
title={Multiple Intelligences: Does It Offer a New Assistance in Encouraging Students’ Reading Comprehension Skill?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT,},
year={2020},
pages={243-248},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010306902430248},
isbn={978-989-758-501-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT,
TI - Multiple Intelligences: Does It Offer a New Assistance in Encouraging Students’ Reading Comprehension Skill?
SN - 978-989-758-501-2
AU - Utami Y.
PY - 2020
SP - 243
EP - 248
DO - 10.5220/0010306902430248