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Relationship between the Use of Internet and Reading Culture of Secondary School Students in Lagos State

Olubukola O. Longe
Samuel O. Adeniyi
Veronica I. Aka-Nwachukwu


This research work is on the relationship between of the Use of Internet and Reading Culture of secondary school students in Lagos state.  Purposive random sampling approach was used to select two hundred (200) students. A researcher-designed questionnaire that  reflected the relationship between the Use of Internet and Reading Culture based on gender and class, frequency use of the Internet;  ease of use; and problems associated with the use of internet were covered. The instrument had reliability co-efficient of 0.81. Inferential  statistics of Pearson product moment correlational coefficient test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 significant levels. The results  revealed that there was no significant relationship between senior secondary student’s use of the internet and the student’s reading  culture based on gender, and class. The result also showed that secondary school students use the internet for close to 16 hours daily; the perceived internet to be easy to use; the effect of the use of the internet on reading culture was positive; and they face challenges in  the use of the internet. Based on these findings it was recommended among others that students should be encouraged to develop a  reading culture that will impact positively on their academic work; adequate provision should be made for good internet connectivity  within and outside the school. 

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