The Effects of Reading Habits on Performance in Reading Skills by Foundation Level Omani Students

Sarath Withanarachchi Samaranayake, Basit Sultan


The current study investigates the effects of reading habits among foundation level students studying English in a tertiary level context in Oman. The study consisted of 70 participants and the qualitative data was collected through a survey questionnaire while the quantitative data was gathered from college-based two tests. At the end of the study, the data were analyzed quantitatively to ascertain whether there was a possible relationship between positive reading habits in English and the participants’ performance in an examination setting. The results indicated that there was a link between the participants’ positive reading habits and their test scores in an examination setting. Given the positive results that emerged through this study, researchers would like to recommend that EFL/ESL teachers should guide and encourage their students to reading as it will help learners to improve all aspects of literacy and success in achieving educational goals.

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