Role of Teachers in Promoting Reading Habits of Professional and Non Professional College Students: a Study


Affiliations

  • St. Agnes Autonomous College, Mangalore, India
  • University of Mysore, Department of Studies in Library Science and Information, Mysore, 570 06, India

Abstract

In the present study an attempt is made to examine the issues related to role of teachers in developing reading habits of professional and non professional college students. The issues studied are their dependency on teachers in improving reading habits, items that they read, other factors which inspires them to develop reading habits so on. A total of 1757 professional and non-professionals students from 52 colleges served as the sample for the present study. The data was collected by questionnaire method. Descriptive statistics and Chi square is applied to find out the difference between course type and gender on various issues. Professional students, female students and students from urban areas indicated more involvement than their respective counterparts in searching for the information. Non-professional students and female students indicated more involvement in projects and assignments by their teachers than their respective counterparts. Non-professional students, and female students, indicated more involvement in knowing current affairs by their teachers than their respective counterparts. Non-professional students, students from Kannada medium and students studying in urban area indicated more encouragement by their teachers than their respective counterparts. Professional students, female students and students from urban area indicated more encouragement by their teachers than their respective counterparts. Personal observation and interaction views are expressed in this article.

Keywords

Reading Habits, Professional and Non-Professional Students, Role of Teachers, Learning Skills, Motivation, Inspiration.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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