Correlation between Internet Literacy and Vocabulary Level
Implication towards Reading Comprehension
Keywords:reading comprehension, internet literacy, vocabulary level, senior high school
In-depth research on reading comprehension receives less attention in basic education, despite the fact that the problem is just as critical, if not more so, in this pandemic era. This study aims to learn the dynamics of reading comprehension to draw a conclusion on the phenomenon. Terry (2022) observed a strong connection between vocabulary and reading comprehension. However, meager studies have correlated two variables – Internet Literacy (IV) and Vocabulary Level (DV) – with combined implications for Reading Comprehension. With the globalization of online learning, urban demography's visibility was catered with 83 Senior High School students as respondents. The data revealed a low correlation. Generally, the high mean for online literacy and high mean in the performed evaluation showed the participants' awareness of how to use the digital side of learning and a decent vocabulary level. Null Hypothesis II was accepted in this research. Interestingly, this low correlation could be affected by the students' internal and external strategies, which created an impetus for their reading comprehension aside from digital utilization.
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