Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/23993
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Leisure or independent reading
Adolescent reading
Print and e-reading
Technology
Issue Date: 
2022
Citation: 
Loh, C. E., & Sun, B. (2022). The impact of technology use on adolescents' leisure reading preferences. Literacy. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/lit.12282
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Literacy
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https://doi.org/10.25340/R4/NPBSTW
Abstract: 
There is worldwide concern about the decline in children and adolescent enjoyment of reading as documented by international and national surveys, with smartphones and other technologies often blamed for the decline. Yet, with recent rapid improvements in technologies for reading, the accelerated adoption of devices for learning during the pandemic and increased access to e-books through the public library system in Singapore, the relationship between adolescent technology use and reading may be more complex than is typically painted in popular press. This mixed-methods study seeks to make current an understanding of adolescent reading in relation to technology by exploring adolescents' preferred reading devices, their use of technology for reading and their use of public e-resources for reading. In this study, adolescents preferred using their smartphones over print forms for reading and preferred to read social media online. E-books accessed freely through the public library were under-utilised, and adolescents reported lack of knowledge or experience about how to look for reading resources online. Findings suggest an intentional and nuanced approach is needed to create an ecosystem of opportunities for adolescents to have meaningful reading experiences in print and digitally.
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1741-4350 (print)
1741-4369(online)
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DEV 02/20 LCE
Funding Agency: 
Ministry of Education, Singapore
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