Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2018)
Students’ reading habit and its impact in students’ interest selection
Author(s): Aulia Rahmadhani
Abstract: Reading is a very important activity in the learning process.One of the methods considered to be capable of fostering students’ reading habit development is School Literacy Activity. This study was designed to investigate students’ reading habit in science and its impact in students’ interest selection. The participants of this study were a science teacher, school librarian, and 34 seventh-grade students at a junior high school in West Java Province, Indonesia. Observation and interviews was conducted to science teacher and school librarian to get more information about School Literacy Activity. Apart from observation and interviews, a Likert-Scale questionnaires was also used to find out the students’ reading habit and their interest. The finding of this study showed that students’ reading habit especially in science was classified into high category. Students with high reading habit also have high interest in science.