Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2018, Page: 200-206
Impact of Family and Student Factors on Student Attitude Towards Reading in Governmental and Non-Governmental High School of Debre Birhan City
Gebremedhin Desta, Department of Statistics, College of Natural and Computational Science, Debre Birhan University, Debre Birhan, Ethiopia
Received: Sep. 4, 2018;       Accepted: Sep. 20, 2018;       Published: Oct. 24, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajtas.20180706.11      View  274      Downloads  22
Reading is the identification of the symbols and the association of appropriate meaning with them. It requires identification and comprehension. Comprehension skills help the learner to understand the meaning of words in isolation and in context. The purpose of this research is to determine the reading attitudes and Impact of Family and Students Factors on Students Attitude towards Reading of grade 9th and 10th high school students in Governmental and Non-Governmental High School of Debre Birhan City. Totally 247 students from two high schools is chosen according to random sampling method. In order to answer the research questions in the study, “the Attitude Scale towards Reading “was used. For the statistical analyses SPSS 20 was applied. In this study, 48.2 percent of high school students have negative reading attitude whereas the remaining 51.8 percent of the students have positive reading attitude with average reading attitude of the sample respondent 59. The chi-square test of independence indicates gender, place of coming, grade level, both mother and father education level and participation of the student in group discussion have statistically significant association with reading attitude of students (p-value <0.05). From the binary logistic regression high school students’ reading attitudes differs significantly by student age, studding schedule, place of coming, attending in class and group discussion, Education level of both parents, weather condition of the city, grade level and Average financial income but not by gender, school type and economic status of the family.
Reading, Reading Attitude, High school Student, Family and Student Factors
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Gebremedhin Desta, Impact of Family and Student Factors on Student Attitude Towards Reading in Governmental and Non-Governmental High School of Debre Birhan City, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2018, pp. 200-206. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtas.20180706.11
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