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Taiwanese College Students' Reading Practices and Profiles in Both Print- and Internet-Based Formats
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Reading Improvement Volume 51, Number 3, ISSN 0034-0510

Abstract

This study expanded the definition of reading practices to include both print- and Internet-based reading, and examined the relationship of reading profiles to Taiwanese college students' performance on various practices. The results showed that more time was spent on Internet-than print-based extracurricular reading, and that the three most-popular reading practices were: visiting social networking sites, reading online news, and browsing electronic Bulletin Board Systems. When we compared four reading profiles, a consistent pattern emerged: More diversified the readers self-estimated faster reading speed, reading more complex materials, better reading comprehension, and higher overall language proficiencies. Also, more diversified readers self-reported engaging in a wider variety of conversation topics with other people.

Citation

Chen, S.Y. & Fang, S.P. (2014). Taiwanese College Students' Reading Practices and Profiles in Both Print- and Internet-Based Formats. Reading Improvement, 51(3), 319-331. Retrieved January 26, 2020 from .

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