Motivating reluctant readers using the bibliotherapy technique : a case study in UiTM Melaka / Josephine Lourdunathan and Angeline Ranjethamoney Vijayarajoo

Lourdunathan, Josephine and Vijayarajoo, Angeline Ranjethamoney (2005) Motivating reluctant readers using the bibliotherapy technique : a case study in UiTM Melaka / Josephine Lourdunathan and Angeline Ranjethamoney Vijayarajoo. Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ), 2 (2). pp. 135-150. ISSN 1675-7017


Aliteracy has become a widespread concern in our country. Our young generation has become a group of reluctant readers due to the learning environment, among other factors. The learning environment focuses on academic achievement and most reading au/comes expected are confined
only to academic success, neglecting the aesthetic appreciation oftextsfor its own sake. The researchers set out on a quest to find ways of motivating adolescent students in the ESL classroom, to begin /0 enjoy the pleasure of reading and through this, the other benefits of reading which they have deprived themselves of: knowledge. developing a personality, becoming a more interesting and wholesome individual, an asset to the community and
workplace. The researchers believe that reluctant readers can be reached. given motivation and guidance. It is this thatformed the basis ofthis current research which aimed at investigating the potential role ofbibliotherapy, in
encouraging unmotivated young adults to read extensively. Basically, bibliotherapy is a process/treatment which focuses on personalized and meaningful reading. A case study was conducted with five participants from the Pre-Teslgroup ofUiTM Melaka. Themethodology included uestionnaire. face-to-face interviews and log sheet. Thefindings ofthis research indicated the effectiveness and success ofbibliotherapy in motivating reluctant readers.
All participants responded encouragingly to the sessions and have begun reading independently. The researchers recommend that bibliotherapy be used as an alternative method in teaching reading.


Item Type: Article
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Lourdunathan, Josephine
Vijayarajoo, Angeline Ranjethamoney
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Motivation
L Education > LG Individual institutions > Asia > Malaysia > Universiti Teknologi MARA > Melaka
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 135-150
Keywords: Motivating, Bibliotherapy Technique, UiTM Melaka, Universiti Teknologi MARA, reading, readers.
Date: December 2005
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