The Effect of Adolescents’ Reading Children’s Literature to Their Younger Siblings on Their Book Reading Habits


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of children’s reading activities carried out by adolescents for their siblings on their reading habits. The study is an experimental study with a pretest-posttest model and experimental and control groups. Its sample included 56 adolescents aged 15-16 with siblings aged 4-5 in kindergarten (n: 56). As the pretest and posttest, Gomleksiz’s Attitude Scale on Book Reading Habituation (2004) was used. After the pretest, adolescents read to their younger siblings 2 days a week for 25 minutes during a 14-week period. The posttest data collected were examined, and no statistically significant difference was found between the experimental and control groups. These results indicate that adolescents reading for their siblings may support their potential for book reading habituation, but this practice alone is insufficient.

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Danacı, M. , Çetin, Z. and Doğan, Ö. (2015) The Effect of Adolescents’ Reading Children’s Literature to Their Younger Siblings on Their Book Reading Habits. Creative Education, 6, 2013-2020. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.618206.

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