University Students’ Opinions on Effects of Reading Habit on Academic Success and Self-Improvement

Aysun Dogutas


Since we are living at knowledge age and have a society which has been shaped by knowledge, reading is an essential tool for knowledge transfer and the habit of reading is an academic activity that increases skills in reading strategies. Reading habit is very important for people especially for university students. In this study, university students’ opinions about the reading habit and its’ effects on self-improvement and academic success will be examined. Descriptive model of quantitative research was used as a research model. The sample of the study is 248 university students at Education Faculty, Pamukkale University in Turkey. The results of the study showed that university students believe that reading habit increases their self and academic success. The results also showed that there is a difference between female and male students’ opinions about self-improvement and academic success depending on reading habit.

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