How the presence of a technologically supported library influences high school students’reading habits and skills

Diem, Chuzaimah (2012) How the presence of a technologically supported library influences high school students’reading habits and skills. Global Advanced Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies, 1 (1). 001-005.

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    The main objective of this study was to see the influence of four important factors of school libraries on students’ library visits, reading habit, and reading comprehension achievement based on gender and types of schools. Three hundred six students from 36 schools in South Sumatra were involved as sample of the study. Three instruments were used in this study. One questionnaire about the existence of the libraries was given to all the schools (12 schools of each type). Reading habit questionnaire and reading comprehension test were given to the students. The results show that the factors of school libraries (total) are significantly correlated with students’ library visits (p<0.000) and with reading comprehension achievement (p<0.01); the contributions of which are 43% and 23.1% respectively. When students’ reading habit and reading comprehension achievement were compared in terms of gender and types of school, the results show that there is no significant difference in reading comprehension achievement between males and females (p<0.095). However, there is a significant difference in their reading attitude and habit (p<0.000). This difference is strongly shown by those students from type B schools with girls having stronger attitude toward and habit of reading. The value of each finding of the study is discussed in relation to the development plan of both school libraries and literacy of the younger generation in South Sumatra

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: school library; library visits; attitude toward reading; reading habit; reading achievement; gender
    Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Language and Arts Education > English Language Education
    Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Chuzaimah Diem
    Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 12:31
    Last Modified: 22 May 2013 12:31

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