Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Academic Community Services (ICRACOS 2019)

Indonesian Students’ Reading Literacy

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Sri Wijayanti
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Sri Wijayanti
Available Online January 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icracos-19.2020.13How to use a DOI?
Keywords
reading habit, literacy, higher education, culture, storytelling
Abstract
Reading is supposed to be an activity frequently performed by university students. However, not all students are fond of reading, particularly in the digital era. This study aims to identify students’ reading literacy both in their family and their campus and determine whether campus library maximally utilized. Performing as the subjects of this study were 307 students at Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta, Indonesia. The data were collected through google docs, in-depth interviews, and observation. The collected qualitative and quantitative data were then descriptively analyzed. This study found that the students were rarely or even never told stories by their parents in their childhood. Reading literacy stimulates when they went to school and joined competitions concerning reading literacy. At university, the students read for one to two hours a day. Some of them tend to be lazy (38%) and not motivated to read (33%). When they do, they merely read one book for the last two months (43%). They spend more time with the gadget (61%) and go to the library, not for reading (3%), but learning and discussion (70%). This study concluded that Indonesian university students’ reading literacy is still unsatisfactory. Keywords— reading habit, literacy, higher education, culture, storytelling
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