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Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2022, Vol. 13(4) 14-27

Reading Culture and its effect on students’ academic performance: A comparative Study  

Ameyaw Samuel

pp. 14 - 27   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2112-20-0001

Published online: December 28, 2022  |   Number of Views: 42  |  Number of Download: 30


Abstract

This study examined the influence of reading behaviour among students in two (2) Junior High Schools in Ghana: Asantekwaa Seventh - Day Adventist (S.D.A) JHS in the Bono East Region and Valley View University (VVU) JHS in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. The study employed a cross-sectional design approach; with copies of a structured questionnaire as an instrument for data collection. Both the stratified and random sampling techniques were used. The quantitative data was analysed descriptively (frequency and percentages) with the use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS, version 20). The results revealed that students from Asantekwaa S.D.A JHS lacked interest in reading while their counterparts from VVU JHS indicated a lack of access to local novels/ storybooks. However, the majority of the respondents from both schools admitted that they read daily. It is recommended that parents should provide reading materials to their children; schools should establish libraries for students to have access to relevant reading materials. The findings of this study will provide knowledge and measures on how to improve reading habits among students.

Keywords: academic performance, influence, reading culture


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APA 6th edition
Samuel, A. (2022). Reading Culture and its effect on students’ academic performance: A comparative Study   . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 13(4), 14-27.

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Samuel, A. (2022). Reading Culture and its effect on students’ academic performance: A comparative Study   . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 13(4), pp. 14-27.

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Samuel, Ameyaw (2022). "Reading Culture and its effect on students’ academic performance: A comparative Study   ". International Journal of Educational Researchers 13 (4):14-27.

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