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The driven readers amongst private higher education institution students: a case study

Osman, Syamsul Fozy and Sheikh Ahmad, Ismail (2017) The driven readers amongst private higher education institution students: a case study. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 25 (3). pp. 1213-1226. ISSN 0128-7702

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Abstract

The development of reading habits and the detrimental effects of its decline are intriguing issues to the proponents of reading. Findings or related research around the globe have resulted in discomforting outcomes, giving an indication that the habit is now facing a challenging period. However, an interesting phenomenon observable is that despite the unfavourable circumstances, there are individuals who are avid readers. This case study attempts to gather in-depth information on what motivates and influences private higher education institution students to become avid readers. Employing qualitative methods, information from two informants were analysed for essential clues on how motivation to read could be catalysed and sustained. Eleven major themes, namely, enjoyment, selfdevelopment, self-initiative, social support, reading friendly environment, unfriendly reading environment, reading motivates reading, curiosity motivates reading, author attraction, alliteracy awareness and spiritually motivated, surfaced from the analysis and they could prove invaluable towards the development of strategies to inculcate the reading habit.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1408/60367
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading habits, reading motivation, alliteracy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Professor Ismail Sheikh Ahmad
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2017 20:40
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 08:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60367

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