Economic Factor and Reading Habit: A Survey of Students’ Reading Habit in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

  • Hidayatul Hamdiah Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Bangi Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nik Mohd Rahimi Nik Yusoff Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Bangi Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract

Indonesia has a School literacy Movement Program but the government rarely to survey to know the condition of students’ reading habit in eastern of Indonesia especially East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Therefore, this research is a survey study aims to investigate students reading habit  based on their description as readers and to investigate the factor (parents’ income) influence students’ reading habits of East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. This is survey design. Survey research design is quantitative research to investigate the entire population of individuals to report the population's characteristics, behaviors, attitudes, and opinions. Convenience sampling was used and the sample was 160 students. Frequency and Pearson Chi-square test used to analyze the data and  it found that east Lombok students are "Purposeful readers" and there is an association between an economic factor and students' reading habit with small effect size. This study agrees that parent economic factors influenced student reading because a good economy of the family affects facilities of reading materials provided at home with comfort reading conditions that help in nurturing the reading habit. The implication can be used also as data references to have another literacy program and activity for the government, teachers, parent, and further researcher.


Keywords: Reading Habit, Economic Factor, Survey, Student’s Reading Habit, Parent’s Income, Indonesia

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Published
Jul 7, 2021
How to Cite
HAMDIAH, Hidayatul; YUSOFF, Nik Mohd Rahimi Nik. Economic Factor and Reading Habit: A Survey of Students’ Reading Habit in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Bulletin of Community Engagement, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 94-106, july 2021. ISSN 2774-7077. Available at: <https://attractivejournal.com/index.php/bce/article/view/233>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2021.