Effect of Reading Habits on the Academic Performance of Students: A Case Study of the Students of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 74-80
Received: Apr. 15, 2017; Accepted: May 8, 2017; Published: Oct. 6, 2017
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Oriogu l Chuks Danie, Afe Babalola University Library, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Subair Roselyn Esoname, Afe Babalola University Library, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Oriogu-Ogbuiyi Darlina Chima, Achievers University Library, Achievers University, Owo, Nigeria
Ogbuiyi Sussan Udoaku, Babcock University Library, Babcock University, Illisan-Remeo, Nigeria
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Reading is vital in the life of every student. It is germane to academic performance of students. Imbibing reading habits will help them become lifelong learners. The study investigated the effect of reading habit on the academic performance of students of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Five research questions guided the study. The study adopted survey research method. The research instrument used was structured questionnaire. The findings show that majority of the respondents who took part in the study are not used to their time for reading and they purposely read for examination, self development and for developments of spoken and written English. The respondents mostly read notebooks, textbooks and electronic resources. The study also revealed that reading habits has significance effect on academic performance of students. The major factor militating against students reading habit is the Social media e.g. Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, 2go etc. Therefore, the study recommends that students should be encouraged by their lectures to read different information resources other than their notebooks and handouts, they should have a blueprint of their time schedule for reading and also academic institutions should monitor use of social media, so that students will meticulously use it for educational purposes.
Reading, Reading Habits, Academic Performance
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Oriogu l Chuks Danie, Subair Roselyn Esoname, Oriogu-Ogbuiyi Darlina Chima, Ogbuiyi Sussan Udoaku, Effect of Reading Habits on the Academic Performance of Students: A Case Study of the Students of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2017, pp. 74-80. doi: 10.11648/j.tecs.20170205.13
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