An investigation into the reasons students read for pleasure

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There is no shortage of research available on the impact of reading for pleasure on academic success. However, there are gaps in the Australian research with regard to understanding why students read. Therefore, this research project sought to examine the question, “Why do students choose to read for pleasure?” Findings indicated that having access to teacher librarians that are passionate about books and having assistance in finding the right book played an important role in students choosing to read. There are limitations to generalizing these findings, however, they do provide insightful and interesting results that may lead to further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-123
Number of pages14
JournalSchool Libraries Worldwide
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


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