The Value of Leisure Reading Among the Youth in A Higher Education Institution in South Africa


Some young adults like reading, but others struggle. They may not have learned the value of reading or how to read throughout their early schooling. Many children may grow up without local or worldwide information if they don't read. Due to their bad social group, not reading may keep them busy and out of trouble. This article examined young adult-leisure readers at a South African university. The study purposely selected 12 young individuals. The study employed individual and focus group interviews. According to studies, early exposure to books and other leisure readers at home and school can encourage kids to read. Listening to captivating stories as a child improves concentration and listening skills. Reading is a life-changing, intellectually helpful hobby. Due to a lack of adequate leisure literature, some people read topic material (science textbooks) over the holidays. Others read subject content because they were interested in it (history and political science textbooks). They wanted to study, but not for a test. Leisure reading may revolutionize early schooling, according to the findings.

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Duduzile Elizabeth Mkhabela, University of South Africa, South Africa
Kofi Poku Quan-Baffour, University of South Africa, South Africa

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Conference: ECE2023
Stream: Learning Experiences

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Mkhabela D., & Quan-Baffour K. (2023) The Value of Leisure Reading Among the Youth in A Higher Education Institution in South Africa ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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