Reading Habits in School Going Girls in City Area
Library Herald Year : 2012, Volume : 50, Issue : 4 First page : ( 307) Last page : ( 323) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Reading Habits in School Going Girls in City Area
Nath Baiju K*, Razeena** * Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Calicut, Kerala, India ** M.Ed. Student (2009–10), Department of Education, University of Calicut.
Abstract Reading habits plays a very crucial role in enabling a person to achieve practical efficiency. Research on Reading Habits shows that love of reading is more important for children's educational success. With the advancements of science and technology, reading habits are clearly diminishing. The students are more and more influenced by movies, internet, and slimy television soaps that affect them in different spheres of their growth and development. The investigation aimed to explore various aspects that influence reading habits of school going girls in a city area, Calicut in Kerala. A survey was conducted using a questionnaire having 21 items on a sample of 702 school going girls. The data was analysed using tables, figures, and percentages. The investigation found out that majority of girls in the sample like reading, and about half of them spent about an hour or more for reading daily.
Keywords Reading habits, School going Girls, and City area,Nath Baiju K, Razeena.