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Factors that influence the reading habit among form one boys: A case study of SMK SS17 Subang Jaya


Khairul Hisyam Baharuddin and Mohammad Affiq Kamarul Azlan and Wan Yusoff Wan Shaharuddin (2014) Factors that influence the reading habit among form one boys: A case study of SMK SS17 Subang Jaya. In: International Seminar On Language Teaching (ISOLT), 13 - 14 Oct 2014, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan.


The purposes of this study are to investigate which factors influence the reading habit and choice of reading materials among form one boys of SS17 Secondary School in Subang Jaya. This research helps to find out the factors that contribute to the lack of interest in reading among form one male students, the reading materials that are often read by form one male students and the problems that male students face in cultivating their reading habit. This is a quantitative study that emphasizes on the relation of three main factors which are the materials read, the time spent reading various reading materials and the person who influences the reading habit. The research instruments used are questionnaire and structured interview. Data obtained from these two research instruments were analyzed using the Statistical Program for Social Sciences (SPSS). The data revealed that the respondents read from a wide range of reading materials (20%) each for books, magazines, newspapers, comics and websites. A majority of the respondents read less than an hour for the following reading materials; reference/exercise books, general knowledge books, novels/story books and newspapers. Encouragement to read is important for all students in order to increase the interest of students towards reading. Encouragement to read should come from multiple sources such as from the home, school and also community.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Collection Type: Institution
Date: 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading ; motivation : socio-cultural background; encouragement
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Language Studies and Human Development
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