A Study of Reading Habit and Computer Technology Effect on Student in Pakistan

A Study of Reading Habit and Computer Technology Effect on Student in Pakistan

Author(s) by Hafiz Ishtiaq Ahmad, Kamran Malik, M. Azeem
Pages 9-19
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Abstract


The purpose of this study is to determine that the computer technology has an impact on university students’ reading habit.296 valid questionnaires were filled up by college and university students in Pakistan. The result shows that the college and university students’ paper based reading habit changes to internet reading habit.47.9% of students read online information every day and 28.7% of them read emails every day. In contrast, only 35.1% read newspapers, and 23.8% read magazines daily. The top 8 things students do online are chat with friends (80.7%), listening to music (76.7%), checking email (70.6%), watching movies (68.6%), using social media website (65.9%), playing game(61.5%), using Web messenger(57.4%), and shopping online (27.0%). Students more involve in chat with friend, listening to music, checking email, watching movies, and social media website than any other information. The topics of interest, the ranking sequence that students indicated are entertainment, education, computer and internet, news and media, business and economy and health. The results also indicated that gender, age, education, employment status, online hours, and college students’ reading habits are related. Suggestions and implications as well as future research directions were included in this study.

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