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International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science

Vol. 3(10), pp. 269278, October, 2015. 

ISSN: 2360-7858

DOI: 10.14662/IJALIS2015.026

 

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READING HABIT OF STUDENTS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AT KARANATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY (KSOU): A STUDY

 

1Poornima and 2Dr. Adithya Kumari H

 

1Research Scholar, Dept. of Library & Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore

2Associate Professor, Dept. of Library & Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore

 

Accepted 18 November 2015

Abstract

 

In the present study an attempt is made to assess the time spent on reading and extent of reading various resources by students of distance education for different purposes. The sample was made up of 1005 students who were sampled from various disciplines of KSOU with different programmes. Questionnaire was the instrument used to collect data for the study, which elicited the information on time spent per day on reading and to what extent they read different type of books. Data analysis was done using chi-square tests and contingency table analysis. Results revealed that majority of the sample respondents spent less than 1 hour per day on reading. More than 70% of the respondents read books for education purpose to a moderate to great extent. Further, male respondents read more books for education purpose than females, and unemployed ones read more than employed ones. Approximately 60% of the respondents read the books for gaining information, male respondents read more books for education than females, and unemployed ones read more than employed ones. A large majority of 85% of the respondents read books for recreation purpose to a moderate to a great extent. Again, extent of reading for gaining knowledge varies from a moderate to a great extent of 92%. About 76% of the respondents indicated that they read books for employment purpose to a moderate to a great extent, and female respondents were keener to read employment books than male respondents.

Keywords: Reading habit, distance education students

 

Cite This Article As: Poornima,  Adithya KH (2015). Reading Habit of Students of Distance Education At Karanataka State Open University (Ksou): A Study. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 3(10): 269-278.

 

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