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Pages: 278-282
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

READING CULTURE AMONG TEENAGERS IN URBAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The place of reading in the general development of man and his society cannot be over emphasised. However, where the habit or necessary enabling supports are inadequate or absent, the future of such society is endangered. This study investigated the influence of reading culture among the teenagers and their academic performance in relation to the level of economic development. It used the cross sectional survey dataset of 2015 among students from four urban secondary schools that were selected through a systematic sampling technique in a Metropolitan City of Lagos, Nigeria. Overall, only 183 questionnaires were ‘processable’ out of the 200 administered. The attrition rate was due to literacy level and lack of willingness for completion of the interview. Only descriptive and multivariate statistics were employed in the analysis. The results revealed that e-libraries were absence in most of the schools visited and computer usage still limited. It also indicated that reading culture and parental monitoring are statistically significant to student’s academic performance (P-value = 0.000). However, the fear of unavailability of jobs is a disincentive to reading habit among the subjects. Also, the issue of peer pressure, inadequate library facilities and multiple assignments show negative correlation with reading habit. While the study conclude that good reading culture is vital to academic achievement, parental monitoring and government support in terms of modern library facilities could enhance good reading habit, high academic performance, reduction in school drop-outs and possible economic advancement.
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author = {Amoo, E. and Owolabi, B. and Ajayi, M.P. and Olu-Owolabi, F. and Adekeye, O.},
title = {READING CULTURE AMONG TEENAGERS IN URBAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT},
series = {8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-2657-6},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {278-282}}
TY - CONF
AU - E. Amoo AU - B. Owolabi AU - M.P. Ajayi AU - F. Olu-Owolabi AU - O. Adekeye
TI - READING CULTURE AMONG TEENAGERS IN URBAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
SN - 978-84-608-2657-6/2340-1095
PY - 2015
Y1 - 18-20 November, 2015
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2015 Proceedings
SP - 278
EP - 282
ER -
E. Amoo, B. Owolabi, M.P. Ajayi, F. Olu-Owolabi, O. Adekeye (2015) READING CULTURE AMONG TEENAGERS IN URBAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 278-282.
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