The Study on Reading Habits of Senior Secondary Students: Evidence from Vipulanantha College, Vavuniya

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dc.contributor.author S.Shanmugathasan, R.Kupeshan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-18T09:50:21Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-18T09:50:21Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://www.digital.lib.esn.ac.lk/handle/123456789/3769
dc.description.abstract Reading habits determine the academic achievements of students to a great extent. The main objective of the study was to examine the reading habits of the students and to overcome the barriers of reading habits in the school libraries. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and data was collected using a structured questionnaire administered to two hundred respondents randomly selected from Gr.10 – Gr.12 students from Vipulanantha College, Vavuniya. The response rate was 93%. The findings show that the most of the students (73.7%) spend time for reading regularly for less than one hour per day on average. 55% of students prefer to read text books. 45% of students are preferred to read their materials in the school library environment. 3.5% of students do not have interest to read any materials. 92% of students is interested to read in their mother language (Tamil). Students (33%) indicated that they do not show much interest in reading due to the influence of Social media. It can be concluded that on average students reading time is very short and they mostly prefer their school library environment. Social media, television and extra-curricular activities adversely affect the reading habits of the students. Action should be taken to increase the library opening hours after school and to encourage students to read other language materials too. Curriculum related additional reading books and internet facilities also have to be made available in the library. It is suggested to arrange a conducive environment to create a reading culture at residence too. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Library Network, Eastern University, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Reading habits en_US
dc.subject School Library en_US
dc.subject Students en_US
dc.subject Vavuniya en_US
dc.title The Study on Reading Habits of Senior Secondary Students: Evidence from Vipulanantha College, Vavuniya en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.sslno 23 en_US


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  • LibSym 2018 [25]
    International Symposium 2018 EMERGING TRENDS IN EDUCATION AND LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE which covers the theme of ‘Re-Engineering Libraries to Align with Transitioning Educational & Technological Paradigms’

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