Comparing English Language Reading Engagement at Elementary Level
Author(s) : Muhammad Akram, Sobia Kiran & Abdul Rauf
This study was designed to understand elementary students’ reading engagement in English language, to measure the relationship between students’ reading engagement and their achievement in English language learning, and to compare level of reading engagement in learning of English language between boys and girls. Five boys’ and five girls’ public elementary schools in Tehsil Lahore were selected randomly as sample of the study. 200 male and female students were randomly from10 sampled schools. A Reading Engagement Survey with 14 items and 3 factors was adapted for data collection. Pilot study showed .80 reliability of the questionnaire. A positive significant relationship between students’ reading engagement and achievement was found. Data revealed that female students demonstrated higher level of reading engagement than male students. The study recommends that male students should be given more attention to increase English Language reading engagement so that they can maximize their achievement.
Keywords: Reading Engagement, language anxiety, task, reading flow, student achievement