The Impact of Students Habits in the â€œFocus on Lessons and Reading Booksâ€ on Student Achievement at the Higher Education
This study examines the effect of reading habits and paying attention to the lessons on students' learning achievement in mathematics. The habits of paying attention to the lessons is measured by using some indicators, including: on time attending the class, sitting in the front row, listening to the lecture, noting the important things, noting something unclear, asking, submitting feedback if necessary, noting assignment from lecturer, and finishing the lessons convincingly. The habits of reading is measured by using a few indicators, including: heed the health requirements for reading, draw up a schedule for reading, prepare stationary to make notes, go to libraries, examine the content of books, and focus while reading. The learning achievement is obtained from GPA data of the students. The data of this study is categorized as primary data (which are obtained by using closed questionnaire with Likert scale measurement), and secondary data (which is the studentsâ€™ GPA, that collected from total 113 students (as a sample). The analytical method used is multiple regression linier analysis. The calculation shows that the value of df1 = 2, df2 = 110, signification is 5%, the Fcount = 11.020, and TCount = 3.115. By looking at those values above, we got the value of FtableandTtableis 3.078 and 1.98, respectively. It shows that the Fcount>Ftable and Tcount>Ttable, with (RX1X2Y)2 = 16.69%. Therefore, based on the values above, the analysis shows that both simultaneously and respectively, the habit of paying attention to the lesson and reading books affects on student achievement by 16.69%.