Influence of Entertainment Media, Cognitive Styles and Demographic Variables on Students’ Reading Habits in Yaba College of Technology Secondary School, Yaba, Lagos

  • Beatrice Oluwakemi Adeyokun
  • Elkana Oyetunde Adeyanju
  • George Ogheneruemu Onyenania
Keywords: Students Reading Habit, Library, Entertainment Media, Cognitive Styles, Demographic Variables,

Abstract

The study sought to examine the “Influence of Entertainment Media, Cognitive Styles and Demographic Variables on Students’ Reading Habits in Yaba College of Technology Secondary School, Yaba-Lagos”. The survey correlation research design was adopted to establish the relationship among the study variables. Targeted population of the study is 627 students consisting of 302 and 325 JSS and SSS students in the 2018/2019 academic session. 200 students were sampled representing 32% of its total population, upon whom 200 copies of the study questionnaire were drawn via multistage sampling techniques. Complete data collected from 198 respondents were analysed quantitatively using appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics via SPSS version 20.0 to answer the study research questions and test formulated hypothesis while criteria mean was placed at 2.50 level of significance to record the following major findings: Entertainment media utilized by students such as smartphones, internet via laptops and television had significant positive influence their reading habits; likewise their cognitive styles and demographic variables. The study therefore recommends that management of Yaba College of Technology Secondary School should ensure that entertainment media resources be adequately made available for students’ use especially at the school library media resource centre under close monitoring while considering their cognitive styles and demographic variables to enhance their reading habits among others.

Keywords: Students Reading Habit, Library, Entertainment Media, Cognitive Styles, Demographic Variables,

Published
2020-02-04
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2360-994X
print ISSN: 2141-4297