Uncovering reading habits of university students in Uganda: Does ICT matter?

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dc.contributor.author Tsuma, Clive K.
dc.contributor.author Mlay, Samali V.
dc.contributor.author Sabi, Humphrey M.
dc.contributor.author Langmia, Kehbuma
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-08T13:35:06Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-08T13:35:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 1814-0556
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/1325
dc.description A journal article by Dr. Clive Tsuma Katiba, an adjunct faculty at USIU-A. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can improve reading habits among university students. We also investigated the influence of home culture, school culture and disposable income on reading habit. Our main objective was to assess the effect of ICT on the reading habit of particularly university students in Uganda. We adopted a qualitative phenomenological approach for the study in order to get an in-depth understanding of how the ICT phenomenon impacts reading habits. Participants from four universities in Uganda were interviewed. Major findings indicate that most of the students find the use of ICT a necessity that lends a helping hand in accessing reading sources. The school culture, home culture and disposable income also impact the reading habit of students and particularly have an influence on ICT and reading. We also found that most participants were initiated into reading by use of force at home. This study provides a unique contribution through empirical evidence that ICT indeed impacts one’s reading habit and thereafter proposes policy implications that may improve the reading habit of students through ICT interventions. en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology en_US
dc.subject Information and Communication Technology en_US
dc.subject Home culture en_US
dc.subject School culture en_US
dc.subject Disposable income en_US
dc.subject Reading habit en_US
dc.subject Uganda en_US
dc.title Uncovering reading habits of university students in Uganda: Does ICT matter? en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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