Logistics Students’ Reading Preferences
M. K. Puteri Zarina1, M. Y. M. Yusop2, W. M. Dahalan3, S. I. Safie4, A. H. Yahaya5

1M. K. Puteri Zarina*, Student, Development Section, Unikl MIMET, Perak, Malaysia
2M. Y. M. Yusop, Maritime Engineering Technology Section, UniKL MIMET, Perak, Malaysia
3W. M. Dahalan, Marine & Electrical Engineering Technology Section, UniKL MIMET, Perak, Malaysia
4S.I Safie, University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5A. H. Yahaya, Maritime Management Section, UniKL MIMET, Perak, Malaysia
Manuscript received on December 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 2691-2696 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C9228019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C9228.019320
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Abstract: Paper and pencil is now being increasingly replaced with the screen and keyboard. The scenario of the current reading adventure is made more advanced with the advent of digitised materials. This study investigates the reading preferences and behaviours of a group of logistics undergraduate students at two private colleges in Malaysia. The investigation revolves around their format preferences when reading academic materials, and the contextual influences that may affect their behaviours. The responses from 125 respondents are solicited through an online tool called Academic Reading Questionnaire. The findings reveal that the respondents still prefer printed reading texts to the electronic ones particularly for learning purposes. However, numerous factors affect their reading behaviours such as ease of access to the materials, cost, intricacy and importance of the reading texts to the course.
Keywords: Digital Reading, Printed Materials, Logistics, Reading Preferences, Reading Behaviours
Scope of the Article: Digital Rights Management