Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Impact of Electronic Media on Reading Habits of Teenagers: A Pilot Study Done in Two Schools in Colombo District, Sri LankaAuthor : R. M. S. N. Ratnayake
Volume 9 No.3 July-December 2019 pp 31-36
The study aimed to discover the impact of e-media on reading habits of teenagers aged 13-19 in Colombo district, Sri Lanka. A questionnaire was distributed among two schools to find out the demographic information, the nature and extent of reading habits, the media other than books that they are interested in and the attitudes towards Reading and E-media. Main conclusions of the study are that both groups using e-media as well as books and having positive attitudes towards reading, books and e-media. Using E –media does not affect their studies or social life. Since the majority of teenagers are heavy media users, the researcher suggests using e-media to enhance reading habits among them and to improve the quality of reading.
Reading Habits, Teenagers, Use of E-Media, Juvenile Readers, Reading Paper, Reading Screen
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