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Date of this Version

2018

Citation

Ameyaw,S. & Anto,S. K. (2018) Read or Perish: Reading Habits among Students and its Effect on Academic Performance: A Case Study of Eastbank Senior High School - Accra, Library Philosophy and Practice.

Abstract

The paper was to examine reading habit among students and its effect on academic performance: using Eastbank Senior High School in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana as a case study.

A questionnaire was employed for data gathering. The Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) was used to analyze the collected data. The findings of the study revealed that 45.19% of the respondents recognized the importance of reading in their studies. The study revealed further that reading habits have affected the majority of students in their learning. The findings reported that the lack of conducive home environment hinders their reading habit t when they are at home.

Based on the findings it has been recommended that the school should design a timetable for library hours to allow students to go to the library at least one and half hours in each day.

Parents should help their children to have a serene reading environment when they are at home.

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