The Reading Habits of Malaysian Chinese University Students

Mohamad Jafre Zainol Abidin, Majid Pour-Mohammadi, Ooi Choon Lean


It is assumed that all students read. This study was set to examine the reading habits of Malaysian Chinese students in the current era of technology and electronics. It also investigated if early intervention in reading would influence current reading habits. A questionnaire was used to investigate the participants’ general attitudes towards reading and their reading preferences. The gathered data highlighted what motivates students when they read for leisure and their preferred language of reading materials. In addition, it was revealed that the participants prefer the electronic media when reading for leisure but prefer the printed media to pass exams. The results are finally discussed.

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