Another
research was conducted by Daniel, Esoname, Chima, Udoako (2017) in Afe Babalola
University in Nigeria that had parallel outcomes to the previous research
discussed. The researchers used questionnaires in order to back the findings to
investigate the effects of reading habits on the academic performance of
students. Students were found not to give time to reading in their day to day
lives. Majority of the students that the survey was performed on only read for
the purpose of fulfilling their examination results. The findings discovered in
the research carried out by Owusu-Acheaw (2014), supported the last point
discussed in this research, that most students read only to meet their academic
examination’s results. Along with examination, in this research, students chose
to read in order to develop their psyche and to learn the English language in
its written and spoken form. Students were seen to mostly read their own notes
and university related textbooks. In addition to that, the findings showed that
other elements such social media websites are at fault to making generations not
want to read for pleasure or want to read in general. The findings in this
research through the questionnaires mark clear that there is a connection
between reading habits and academic performance and it’s a significant link
between the two. It is recommended that institutions should motivate the
students to read in creative ways in order to broaden the students’ knowledge.