The Influence Of Jordanian Efl Undergraduates' Online Reading Habits On Their Academic Achievement

Saleh Shunnag, Ahmed Subhi (2016) The Influence Of Jordanian Efl Undergraduates' Online Reading Habits On Their Academic Achievement. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    Kajian ini bersifat deskriptif. Kajian ini bermatlamat mengkaji pengaruh pembacaan dalam-talian terhadap pencapaian akademik pelajar ijazah pertama Jordan yang membuat pengkhususan dalam EFL. Di samping itu, kajian ini juga meneroka tujuan dan bahasa yang menjadi pilihan semasa pembacaan dalam-talian. Kajian ini juga turut mengkaji sama ada tabiat membaca berbeza semasa membaca dalam-talian dengan membaca teks bercetak. Kajian ini menggunakan pendekatan kuantitatif dan kualitatif. Pemboleh ubah atau variabel bebas dalam kajian ini adalah pembacaan dalam-talian. Sementara itu, variabel penyederhana (moderat variables) adalah gender, umur, tahap pendidikan, kebiasaan dengan komputer dan internet, masa (jam) yang diluangkan untuk pembacaan dalam-talian, dan pekerjaan. Variabel bersandar pula adalah tabiat dan tujuan pelajar membaca, bahasa yang menjadi pilihan, dan pencapaian akademik. Sejumlah 258 (Lelaki = 146, Perempuan = 112) orang pelajar dari Universiti Yarmouk di Jordan, pengkhususan Inggeris dan Literatur telah dipilih secara rawak. Soal selidik yang mengandungi sejumlah 84 item, yang disesuaikan dan diubah suai daripada Shen (2006), digunakan untuk mengkaji tabiat dan tujuan pembacaan dalam-talian. This study is descriptive and exploratory in nature. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of online reading habits on Jordanian EFL undergraduates' academic achievement. Besides, this study aimed at exploring students' online reading purposes and their language preference while reading online. It also attempted to find out whether their reading habits differ when reading online from those of printed text. This study employed a mixed-method (quantitative and qualitative) approache. The independent variable was online reading, while the moderate variables were students' gender, age, educational level, computer and internet familiarity, hours spent online, and employment. The dependent variables were students' reading habits and purposes, their language preference, and academic achievement. A total of 258 (M = 145, F = 113) students from Yarmouk University in Jordan, majoring in English Language and Literature were randomly selected. A 86-item questionnaire adapted and modified from Shen (2006) was used to investigate the online reading habits and purposes of Jordanian EFL undergraduates. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General) > L7-991 Education (General)
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan (School of Educational Studies) > Thesis
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 15:14
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 18:00
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/31623

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