Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 35 - 42 2019-02-15

Sixth Grade Students’ Listening Comprehension of the Story Text

Ozgur Babayigit [1]

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The aim of this research is to investigate ability of sixth grade students’ comprehension the listened story text. The research is the survey type of quantitative research methods. The population of the study consisted of the sixth grade students of the middle schools in the city center of Yozgat, Turkey in the 2018-2019 academic years. A simple random cluster sampling method was used in the selection of the sample. A total of 369 sixth grade students are sample. As a data collection, a story text entitled “Hero of the Town” was used. Data were collected in October 2018. SPSS 21 program was used to analyze the data. The level of listening comprehension the sixth grade students to the story text is 77.46%. It is seen that the sixth grade girl students’ listening comprehension are better than boy students. The girls’ listening comprehension is higher than boys’ %8. 
Secondary school, listening, comprehension
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Author: Ozgur Babayigit (Primary Author)
Institution: Yozgat Bozok University
Country: Turkey


APA Babayigit, O . (2019). Sixth Grade Students’ Listening Comprehension of the Story Text. International Journal of Educational Methodology, 5 (1), 35-42. DOI: 10.12973/ijem.5.1.35