Author(s): Kadir YALINKILI├ç
The purpose of this study is to determine the reading habits and their attitudes towards reading of Pre-service Turkish teachers at Turkish Language Department based on their genders. 139 girls and 122 boys – totally 261 students have been attended and have been asked about their opinions in this study. The six determined sub-headings of reading have been assessed. Any meaningfull difference between girls and boys have not been obtained related to the usefulness sub-headings dimension of reading out of these six reading sub-headings. However in other five sub-headings (likeness, habit, necessity, desire, effect) a meaningfull difference has been obtained for girls. The obtained data have indicated that girls have more interest in reading and more reading habits when compared to boys.