This study investigated the long-term impact of the Home Literacy Environment (HLE) on Thai leisure reading rates using an adapted version of a questionnaire from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Though size effects are generally small, results from the responses of 475 university students at a college in the north of Thailand indicate that five of the key HLE parameters are significantly associated with respondents’ present reading rates. This was a little different from the findings of a similar survey conducted five years earlier on a similar group of students (N=275) at the same university. The implications for Thailand’s participation in the “information age” are discussed.
|Keywords:||Literacy Practices, Pleasure Reading, Free Reading, Free Voluntary Reading, Independent silent reading|
Lecturer, Humanities and Languages Division, Mahidol University International College, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand