I READ OR DON?T: THAT?S THE QUESTION

Abstract

Author(s): Alpaslan TOKER

Reading is considered to be an essential intellectual habit of students at higher education institutions. For the sake of contributing to students' intellectual growth, it is essential to discover whether this habit is verily present in today's students at higher educational establishments. Reading habits or preferences can vary and can be influenced by factors emerging from different aspects of life. This study was designed to examine the reading habits or preferences of university students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this regard, a survey was designed and administered to 390 university students studying in three different universities. The survey consisted of five categories, including personality self, background, interpersonal relationships, motivation and academic influence. The research revealed that university students do not choose to read, but instead they prefer to engage in different pastime activities such as watching TV/Movies, surfing the net or spending time with friends.

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