This study explored the reading environment, reading interests and available reading facilities
for Public Sector students in Secondary Schools. A Structured questionnaire and a reading
interest inventory were used as survey instruments on 9th and 10th class (N= 3600) students in Southern Punjab,
Pakistan. The findings of the study highlighted that parents, friends, teachers, and examinations influence the
reading interests of students positively. Parents and teachers both can
encourage nourishing the minds of adolescence towards reading.
Significantly a greater number of students viewed their teachers and
examinations to be playing a motivational role for reading. The majority of
the students asserted that magazines and newspapers were available at
their schools and homes as the reading facility. Furthermore, the findings
of the study revealed that the majority of the students appeared to be
interested in reading magazines
1-Shahla Anjum Ph.D. Scholar,Department of Education, The Islamia University of
Bahawalpur Punjab, Pakistan.2-Irshad Hussain Associate Professor,Department of Educational Training,The Islamia
University of Bahawalpur Punjab, Pakistan.3-Shahida Sajjad, Former Dean,Faculty of Education, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.