Factors Affecting Reading Performance A Study of Advanced EFL Students in Thailand

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Forsythia Catane Galgao


This study investigated how three factors – personal background, attitude towards reading, and motivation to read – affect the reading performance of Reading Advanced Level university students at a private international university in Thailand. Specifically, this quantitative cross-sectional survey research that involved 64 students intended to establish significant correlation between personal background and reading performance, attitude towards reading and reading performance, and motivation to read and reading performance. Further, it sought to determine the level of reading performance of the sample. The results indicated that there was a significant correlation between personal background and reading performance, and attitude towards reading and motivation to read. On the other hand, there was no significant correlation between attitude towards reading and reading performance, and motivation to read and reading performance. Further, the level of sample’s reading performance is relatively moderate.


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