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University of Birjand , leili.seifi@birjand.ac.ir
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of messenger networks on student reading habits of the Farhangian University of Southern Khorasan Province.
Methodology: The current research based on purpose is applied and in terms of the information gathering was a quasi-experimental research, a pre-test post-test design with a control group. The research population was all students- teachers of Farhangian University of South Khorasan Province who studied in the academic year of 2017-2018. Students' reading habits were measured using the Palsani and Sharma (1989) study habits queastinare. The reliability coefficient of the questionnaire was 0.70. Based on the aim of the present study, the telegram was considered as a context to study the reading habits of students and the protocol was designed and trained using the framework of Rogers Innovation Theory.
 
Findings & Results: The results of this study in experimental group (mean=6/43, SD= 21/43) and in control group (-1/58, SD=18/83) (t=-1/58, p=0/12) were not significant. Although messenger networks have many capabilities in the exchange of information, educational goals, development and promotion of reading culture. However, in the present study, there was no effect on the reading habits of the students of Farhangian University. The findings showes that students actually find difficult in practice reading through messenger networks, so it can be conclude that increasing the level of knowledge and skills of students in using these networks can increase the probability of its impact in reading.
 
Originality & Value: As previous research used the quantitative research approach, the present study has a methodological innovation implemented in the context of the Farhangian University in South Khorasan Province.
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Type of Study: quantitative |
Received: 2019/01/11 | Accepted: 2019/07/1 | ePublished ahead of print: 2019/07/1 | Published: 2019/12/15 | ePublished: 2019/12/15