Positivity towards Reading as a Tool for Better Academic Performance

Ayo Osisanwo


Education is becoming so pivotal to success in life such that there is a dire need for a change in attitude to reading. Previous studies on students’ reading have mainly addressed poor performances, and have always blamed the government of the day and inadequacies of reading materials. To address the existing gap, therefore, the present study was carried out to examine the attitudes of undergraduates to reading with a view to arresting incidences of mediocrity and mass failure among students even in the era of internet distraction.  The research was executed using a twelve-item questionnaire for data collection from undergraduate students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria. The study raised four research questions as its guide. In selecting its respondents, it used the random sampling technique, but ensures that the respondents cut across all levels. Data collected were analysed using simple percentages. It finds out that positive attitude towards reading is obviously a panacea for a better academic performance. It is, therefore, recommended that students should inculcate and imbibe the right reading culture in order to engender the right positive performance while it lasts.

Keywords: Reading, attitude, academic performance, positivity, undergraduate

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