An investigation study on leisure reading habits of pre-service teachers in Universiti Teknologi MARA Melaka / Azim Mohammad Allaudin

Mohammad Allaudin, Azim (2011) An investigation study on leisure reading habits of pre-service teachers in Universiti Teknologi MARA Melaka / Azim Mohammad Allaudin. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

This study investigated the reading habits of the pre-service teachers in UiTM
Melaka. It was conducted for the purpose to answer three research questions which are
first, do pre-service teachers in UiTM Melaka read for leisure. Second, what types and
genre of materials do the pre-service teachers in UiTM Melaka read in their leisure time
and finally what are the reading habits of the pre-service teachers in UiTM Melaka. The
research design employed for this study is non-experimental descriptive survey research
design. The instrument used for this study is a structured questionnaire developed by the
researcher and a pilot study was conducted to determine the reliability value of the
questionnaire based on Cronbach’s Alpha method. The subjects involved in this study
were 47 pre-service teachers in UiTM Melaka. The data gathered was then analyzed by
using SPSS version 19 software. The findings of this study show that the pre-service
teachers of UiTM Melaka indicated that they do read for leisure however it was found
that the majority of them falls under the category if rare readers. It was also found that
these future teachers only read light materials such as magazines and newspapers and
only a small number of participants read books in their free time. This study also provides
pedagogical implications for the higher learning institutions, teachers and students,
limitations of the study and recommendations for future research.

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Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Mohammad Allaudin, Azim
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Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Types of education > Professional education > Practicums > Malaysia
L Education > LG Individual institutions > Asia > Malaysia > Universiti Teknologi MARA > Melaka
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Authorship. Authors > Technique. Literary composition, etc. > Readability
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Bandaraya Melaka Campus > Faculty of Education
Item ID: 14482
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pre-service teachers, reading habits, read for leisure, UiTM Melaka.
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14482

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