Attitudes toward reading amongst primary school students

Emmaline Rose, Sam Sen (2015) Attitudes toward reading amongst primary school students. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS).

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Abstract

Students with positive reading attitudes tend to read more and are more likely to gain higher academic achievement (Mullis, Martin, Kennedy & Foy, 2007). However, results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 indicated that reading attitudes have deteriorated since prior assessments. Moreover, Malaysian students' performance in reading literacy in PISA 2012 was definitely a cause for concern. This research aimed to investigate students' attitudes toward print and digital reading between gender and achievement level. To carry out this research, 18-item questionnaires were distributed to 65 students, from Year 1 to Year 5, employing a cross sectional research design. Results revealed that there was no significant difference in attitudes toward print and digital reading between boys and girls. Likewise, attitudes toward print and digital reading between high and low achievers were also not significantly different. Furthermore, no correlation between reading attitudes and academic achievement was found. Implications of this research are presented towards the end of this report, and recommendations are made to policy makers and future researchers.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.)--Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading (Primary), children book, primary school, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 05:29
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 05:29
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12589

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