A case study on rural senior citizens’ reading materials / Hashim Ismail, Wan Ab Kadir Wan Dollah, and Mohd Fazli Abd. Malek

Ismail, Hashim and Wan Dollah, Wan Ab Kadir and Abd. Malek, Mohd Fazli (2020) A case study on rural senior citizens’ reading materials / Hashim Ismail, Wan Ab Kadir Wan Dollah, and Mohd Fazli Abd. Malek. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM), 10 (2). pp. 46-61. ISSN 2289-5337

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Abstract

Senior citizens play an important role in the development of future societies. It is anticipated that the elderly population in Malaysia will increase by 15 percent to 5.6 million by 2030 due to the progressive advancement in healthcare facilities over the last 50 years, hence leading to longer life expectancy. In line with the development of knowledge networks, literary materials have become more diverse for senior citizens to choose from in order to improve their quality of life. This article aims to identify and analyse the different types of literature reading material and its contents, as well as to propose other literary materials especially for the necessity of the rural libraries in Kelantan. This study uses a quantitative approach: a field study using a questionnaire distributed to 300 senior citizens in Kelantan and analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Findings showed that the senior citizens chose religious literature as their preferred reading materials. In conclusion, the choice of reading materials by senior citizens in rural areas should be considered by the library management and publishing companies to ensure that they can gain better benefits

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Item Type: Article
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Ismail, Hashim
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Wan Dollah, Wan Ab Kadir
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Abd. Malek, Mohd Fazli
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Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > Books (General). Writing. Paleography > Libraries > Collections
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > Village libraries. Rural libraries
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Perdana Campus > Faculty of Information Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)
ISSN: 2289-5337
Volume: 10
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 46-61
Item ID: 43868
Uncontrolled Keywords: : information technology, reading materials, senior citizen, rural library
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43868

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