Students’ Attitudes Toward Book and e-Book: The Case of Greek Students
Books are not liked and rarely used by students. Moreover many students had negative attitudes toward books. “I hate books” and “Why all books are not put on line” are a frequent reaction among students. A validated questionnaire measuring attitudes toward books and e-books was administered to 291 male and 287 female first year students of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki in Greece during the first week of second semester in the academic year 2006-07. The objective was to test the hypothesis that e-books positively affect students' attitudes toward reading. The methods used for the analysis of data were the implicative statistical analysis and the principal components analysis. The results of the study reveal that students have initially a more positive attitude toward e-book. Books were seen as boring a rather old-fashioned. In addition, some demographic characteristics indicate distinctions among the attitudes of students. Specifically, students owning computers have initially a much more positive attitude toward e-book.
Keywords: Books, e-Books, Students Attitudes
Dr. Sofia D. Anastasiadou
Lecturer, Department of Preeschool Education, University of West Macedonia
She is currently a Lecturer of Applied Statistics and Educational Research in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. Apart form Statistics and Mathematics Education in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education her research interests are also focused in the Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Science. Sofia Anastasiadou has published several papers in Greek, European and International Scientific Journals.
Teacher of Chemistry, TEI KOZANIS, Techological Institute of Kozani