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International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
ISSN 2360-7076
Vol.6 (6), pp. 155-163 November, 2019
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Original Research Article

Reading habits in university students of new income of the Academic Unit Tejupilco, 2018

Denisse Ramírez García1, Daniel Cardoso Jiménez*1 and Salvador Bobadilla Beltrán1

1Tejupilco Professional Academic Unit. Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.

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Orcid ID: Daniel Cardoso Jiménez

date Received: August 18, 2019     date Accepted: October 8, 2019     date Published: November 1, 2019


The objective of this study was to identify the reading habits of new entrants to the Psychology department of the Tejupilco Professional Academic Unit of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico during the period 2018B; the population consisted of 126 new entrants of both sexes. In order to identify reading habits, the structured and valid reading habits questionnaire was applied; the information obtained was processed with the SPSS statistical package, to calculate the percentage of habit utilization.The results obtained show that 82.4% of the student population were women, 60.33% of the population were from rural communities, 73.01% of their parents did not read a book a year, 76.19% of parents did not read with their children when they were young, 59.52% have never visited the library to read, 69.04% had reading problems, 58.73% read to learn, while 70.06% spent less than one hour reading a week, 82.4% spent less than one hour reading a day, 59.52% read in silence and finally, 81.2% of teachers left readings and asked for summaries, 73.60% and 61.10% of students did not like the teacher and parents inviting them to read respectively, 70.3% of students were annoyed by not finding books to research in the library. It was found that 80.95% of students indicated that the school organized some reading activities a year, 53.17% did not read the books recommended by their teachers, and 94.44% commented that teachers took extra class reading into account as a grade score.

Key words: Habits, reading, university students, psychology, CHL.

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