Exploring the English reading habits among teenagers / Azrina Abu Bakar

Abu Bakar, Azrina (2019) Exploring the English reading habits among teenagers / Azrina Abu Bakar. In: LEC 2019, 17&18 April 2019, Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, Pulau Pinang.


Reading is part of literacy. Despite boasting a high Malaysia’s literacy rate, educationists and social analysts lament that the reading habits among Malaysians has dwindled with the prevalence of digital devices. The issue that this study addresses is the lack of teenagers in English reading. To address this problem, the purpose of this study was to investigate the English reading habits of English as a Second Language (ESL) students at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Melaka, Malaysia in order to gain insights on their English reading culture. This study also examined the influences of school or university culture and family culture on students’ reading habits. To gather data, 100 students were selected randomly to complete a questionnaire. The data were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Statistics 17.0 software. Furthermore, interviews with four students were conducted. The interviews were transcribed and analysed. From the statistical data, it was revealed that the students’ reading habits is still considered quite low. The researcher also found that family culture impacts the students’ reading habit. Some recommendations were made to educators, the librarians, and parents to nurture the students’ English reading habits.


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Abu Bakar, Azrina
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Life style
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Youth
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Social aspects of education > Education and state > Literacy. Illiteracy
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: LEC 2019
Event Dates: 17&18 April 2019
Page Range: pp. 111-119
Keywords: Literacy; Reading habit; Family culture; School culture
Date: 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34214
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