Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 29, Pages: 2420-2426
K Packialakshmi1*, Liji Sara Varghese1, K Thenesha1
1Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, India
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:09 April 2021, Accepted Date:15 July 2021, Published Date:07 September 2021
Objectives : To assess the reading habits in digital era during COVID-19 lockdown period and to find the association between reading habits with selected demographic variables. Methods: A descriptive study design was adopted among 300 undergraduate students of Chennai, India using three tools such as Reading Attitude Scale, Self-Report Habit Index Questionnaire and Self-structured questionnaire on Reading Habit in Digital Era. The data was collected by using Google Forms considering the surge in COVID-19. Findings: Most of the samples 132 (44%) were reading newspaper during the lockdown. Many of the samples 114 (38%) were using google classroom for their academic activity, 131 (44%) samples were spending 1 to 3 hours per day for academic work. Half of the samples 151 (50.33%) accepted that reading online increases access to information sources. LinkedIn is famous among UG students. The study concluded that the undergraduate students are interested in digital reading during this lockdown period. The undergraduate students spent most of their time in digital reading, and they are connected with their studies during lockdown. Novelty: Many review articles have been published in online learning and related to education. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many are forced to be away from direct books and started online reading. Therefore, our current review article highlights reading habits among adolescent during lockdown.
Keywords: Key Word: Reading Habits; Reading Attitude; Digital Era; Reading Attitude Scale; SelfReport Habit Index Questionnaire; Lockdown; Adolescent
© 2021 Packialakshmi et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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