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Educational media utilisation and reading habit of private secondary school students in Oyo state, Nigeria

Ann O. Sheed

Abstract


The study investigated the relationship between educational media utilisation and reading habit of secondary school students in Oyo State, Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design while questionnaire was used as the main instrument of data collection. Findings revealed television, Internet, computers, radio and smart phones as the most used types of educational media by the students. On the types of books being read by the students, textbooks and class notes were found to be the commonly read books by the students while the major purposes of reading among the students were, urge to get information, learn new things and to pass examinations. Findings from the study further revealed that the students preferred to read late at night for between -2 hours. A positive relationship was established between educational media utilisation and reading habit of the students.

Keywords: Educational media utilisation, Reading habit, Secondary school students in Oyo State




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