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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | .
The Effect of Literature Circles Practice on Students’ Reading Motivation
Dr. Endelibu Goa, Dr. TsegaberanWodaj
Pages: 889-891
This study attempts to examine the effects of literature circles approach on students’ reading motivation. More specifically, the study addressed the following research question: Is there statistically significant difference in students reading motivation between the working reading practice and the literature circles practices? This research work was mainly experimental in design. Sixty randomly selected students (30 for the control group and 30 for the experimental group) were involved from Arba Minch. Pre-test and post-testwere employed in order to obtain data required for the study. An independent sample t-test was employed to examine the effect of the intervention between the control and experimental groups. The experiment was conducted for two semesters on the experimental group. The effects of literature circles approach on students’ extensive reading was examined through an independent sample t-test. The average scores of the groups are 16.67 and 20.00 respectively for the post-test. The SD in post-test is computed as 5.09 and 3.25 respectively. The t-value is -3.85 and the P-value is 000. The difference between the two scores was found to be statistically significant, indicating that experimental group made significant improvement over its post-test compared to the control group. Therefore, the findings of the tests seem to indicate that the literature circle approach positively affected the students’ reading motivation of the experimental group. Finally, based on the results conclusions and recommendations were made.
literature circles, extensive reading, reading motivation