Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1918

Article in Press

FOCUS GROUP METHOD ABOUT THE READING HABITS OF UPPER-LEVEL READERS

Betul Keray Dıncel

  •  Received: 30 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 26 April 2019
Reading and reading habits are different concepts. First, the state of reading in the direction of a person's needs develops over time, and this habit becomes a part of the person's life. In the researches examined, it is seen that the lack of reading habits and the reasons for this situation were emphasized. In this study, a focus group interview was the preferred method of qualitative research. The purposive sampling method was used in this study. Those upper-level readers who read more than 30 books a year were included in the study. With the one group (8 participants), the preliminary study was conducted, and the main application was applied to the other three groups (24 participants). Thirteen semi-structured questions were asked to the main research groups. NVivo 11 Pro program was used for data analysis. The readers in this research pay attention to the environment where they read and the selection of the book. Every day they spend time reading books and use their reading methods. 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 by the role model or by the encouragement of surrounding people. When a person feels the need to read, the habit of starts to be acquired internally, but it is during later stages later ages (high school, university period) that habits are solidified. According to this study, it is revealed that the most important factor in gaining reading habits are the surrounding people (parents, relatives, teachers, 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, expectations and the discovery of their world of meaning make them a high-level reader.

Keywords: Reading habit, focus group interview, upper-level reader.