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ERIC Number: ED246411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-10
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the Reading Habits of College-Aged Senegalese Students.
Burley, JoAnne E.; And Others
A total of 59 Senegalese adult and college students filled out a questionnaire in a study designed to gather data about their reading habits. The 15-item instrument, written in English and French, required yes or no responses to questions that described students' satisfaction with reading ability, types of materials read, perceptions of reading efficiency, and ease and availability of obtaining reading materials. Among the findings were the following: (1) there were no significant differences between married and single students' and between traditional and nontraditional students' reading habits; (2) all groups reported that they would like to read better, that they enjoyed reading, that they read newspapers often, and that, if possible, they would take a course to improve their reading; (3) both married and single groups reported that they enjoyed reading fiction and nonfiction material; (4) all groups reported that they remembered most of what they read within a reasonable time period; and (5) no practical differences exist for either of the groups in ease and availability of obtaining reading materials. (Appended are a brief history and description of Dakar, Senegal, West Africa and the French and English versions of the questionnaire. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (29th, Atlanta, GA, May 6-10, 1984).