READING HABITS OF B.ED TRAINEES' IN ALAGAPPA UNIVERSITY

Dr. V. Muthumari

Abstract


This research aims to explore the current reading habits of university students. Moreover, it aims to determine the effects of widespread use of the internet and other digital resources in reading habits and to give some possible recommendation to improve students’ reading habits in the digital era. The research design was descriptive survey research. The instrument of the research was questionnaire, which is based on The participants of the research were 130 students studying in six majors in Faculty of Teachers Training and Education at Alagappa University. They were selected through the cluster random sampling. The questionnaire involved six categories, namely demographic information, frequency of items read, contents of online reading, online activities, content first clicked when online, and techniques to develop reading habits. All research data was analyzed using SPSS Statistics.


Keywords


reading habits, university students, digital era

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