Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Full Length Research Paper

Focus group method for examaining the reading habits of high-level readers

Betül Keray Dinçel
  • Betül Keray Dinçel
  • Faculty of Education, Aksaray University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 30 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 26 April 2020
  •  Published: 30 November 2023

Abstract

The state of reading to meet a person's needs develops over time, and this habit becomes a part of the person's life. In this study, a focus group interview was the preferred method of qualitative research. High-level readers who read more than 30 books a year were included in the study. Even though they read about 30 to 100 books a year, they still think they should improve in some respects. Their reading habits were acquired at an early age from a role model or by the encouragement of people around them. When a person feels the need to read, the habit starts to be acquired internally, but it is during later stages (high school and university period) that habits are solidified. According to this study, the most important factor in gaining reading habits are the surrounding people (parents, relatives, teachers, and friends). Moreover, it is determined that the fact that each of the participants has different experiences, opinions, and feelings about reading and that their reading orientations, desires, and expectations and the discovery of their world of meaning make them high-level readers.

 

Key words: reading habit, focus group interview, high-level reader.