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Title: 
Changing the reading attitude of young children through Facebook
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Reading attitude
Chinese story books
Recreational reading
Facebook
Issue Date: 
2010
Citation: 
Paper presented at the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2010), Putrajaya, Malaysia, 29 November to 3 December 2010
Abstract: 
It is widely recognized that positive reading attitude affects reading performances [1]. As such, the aim of this study is to examine the effect of a reading program that leverage on social networking tool Facebook on reading attitude. Reading attitude is affected by personal beliefs, social beliefs and reading experiences [2]. In this study, pupils in the treatment group were required to post book reports onto Facebook which provided them with peers support and social purpose for reading
and sharing their reading experiences with peers. Pre- and post- test were administered using
Elementary Reading Attitudes Survey (ERAS) before and after the implementation of Facebook
reading program. The result of the study shows that the treatment group developed a more positive
attitude towards reading of Chinese story books than control group.
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