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Title

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS READING ENGLISH TEXT: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL

Author

Shereen Gul, Shumaila Aijaz Memon, Insaf Ali Siming

Citation

Vol. 20  No. 8  pp. 199-202

Abstract

======= DOI: 10.22937/IJCSNS.2020.20.08.22 ======= Reading plays a crucial role both in daily and academic life. Reading habit generates knowledge and expand information of the world and develops positive attitudes in learners. The aim of the study focused on Elementary students’ attitudes towards reading English text. The objective of the study tried to find out the comparison between Public and Private Students’ attitudes towards reading English text at the Elementary level in Pakistan. The current study was quantitative in nature. For data collection ERAS (Elementary reading Attitudes Survey) questionnaire was administered. The questionnaire divided into two broad categories; Recreational and Academic reading. Each category consisted of ten items, 10 items of academic reading and 10 items related to recreational reading. The convenient sampling procedure was used and 180 participants were selected. For data analysis, SPSS software version 20 was used and for comparison Independent T-test was tabulated. The findings revealed high significant differences between both groups. Private school children were shown active, habitual and interested readers. They have positive attitudes in both academic and recreational reading as compared to public school children.

Keywords

Elementary Reading Attitudes survey, Private school, Public school

URL

http://paper.ijcsns.org/07_book/202008/20200822.pdf