THE CORRELATION BETWEEN MOTIVATION AND VOCABULARY MASTERY TO OMBAK SUNSET HOTEL EMPLOYEES’ SPEAKING SKILL IN GILI TRAWANGAN
Since adult learners who are working in certain sector have different motivation, vocabulary needs and speaking ability from young learners, it is crucial to examine the relationship between those aspects in English learning context. This study aims at finding out the correlation between motivation and vocabulary mastery to speaking skill of hotel employees. This research applied quantitative approach which was also supported by qualitative approach. Thirty employees at Ombak Sunset Hotel chosen by using purposive sampling become the samples of this study. There were four instruments used to collect the data from the participants; questionnaire, vocabulary test, speaking test and interview. In order to analyze the data, multiple regression was used. The results show that motivation and vocabulary mastery has a significant correlation with speaking skill; therefore, null hypothesis is rejected. It is concluded that there are other factors that can contribute to speaking skill of hotel staffs.
Keywords: Motivation, Vocabulary Mastery, Speaking Skill