Title

Western Australian adolescents’ reasons for infrequent engagement in recreational book reading

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Australian Literacy Educators' Association

School

School of Education

RAS ID

27835

Comments

Originally published as: Merga, M. K. (2014). Western Australian adolescents' reasons for infrequent engagement in recreational book reading. Literacy Learning: the Middle Years, 22(2), 60-66. Original publication available here

Abstract

Recreational book reading offers significant benefit for literacy outcomes. To increase the frequency of recreational book reading in adolescents, an understanding of the reasons leading to infrequency of engagement in the practice is required. This paper explores both quantitative and qualitative data collected in a survey response to a West Australian study on adolescent book reading. Findings from this study further understandings of the reasons that may limit adolescents' recreational book reading.

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