Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Vol. 3(10), pp. 269–278, October, 2015.
Full Length Research
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
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.
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.