Next Article in Journal
Development of a Cost Forecasting Model for Air Cargo Service Delay Due to Low Visibility
Previous Article in Journal
Bibliometric Review of Research on Knowledge Management and Sustainability, 1994–2018
Previous Article in Special Issue
Internationalization and Its Discontents: Help-Seeking Behaviors of Students in a Multicultural Environment Regarding Acculturative Stress and Depression
Article Menu

Article Versions

Export Article

Open AccessArticle

The Relationship between Birth Order, Sex, Home Scholarly Culture and Youths’ Reading Practices in Promoting Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development in Vietnam

1
Vietnam Academy for Ethnic Minorities, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
2
Faculty of Pedagogy, University of Education, Vietnam National University, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
3
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Hongduc University, Thanh Hoa 40000, Vietnam
4
School of Economics and International Business, Foreign Trade University, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
5
International Cooperation Policy, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Oita 874-8577, Japan
6
Hanoi Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, Hoang Minh Giam street, Cau Giay district, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
7
Sciences Po Paris, 75337 Paris, France
8
National Centre for Sustainable Development of General Education Quality, Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences, 101 Tran Hung Dao street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
9
Center for Interdisciplinary Social Research, Phenikaa University, Ha Dong district, Hanoi 100803, Vietnam
10
Faculty of Economics and Finance, Phenikaa University, Ha Dong district, Hanoi 100803, Vietnam
11
Centre Emile Bernheim, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles 1050, Belgium
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sustainability 2019, 11(16), 4389; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11164389
Received: 28 June 2019 / Revised: 9 August 2019 / Accepted: 11 August 2019 / Published: 13 August 2019
PDF [670 KB, uploaded 13 August 2019]
  |  

Abstract

Book reading is an important factor contributing to children’s cognitive development and education for sustainable development. However, in a developing country like Vietnam, statistics have reported a low figure in book reading: only 1.2 books a year. This research study used a dataset of 1676 observations of junior high school students from Northern Vietnam to explore students’ reading behavior and its association with demographic factors, and the family’s reading culture. Data analysis suggests the older the student gets, the less inclined they are to read, and being female and having hobbies of low sensory stimulation are linked to higher preference for reading. Regarding scholarly culture at home, students who read more varied types of books and spend more time on books are correlated with higher reading interest. Reading habits are also positively reinforced by the capacity to access books and parental book reading.
Keywords: reading practices; reading abilities; junior high school students; sustainable education; education for sustainable developments; gender; Vietnam reading practices; reading abilities; junior high school students; sustainable education; education for sustainable developments; gender; Vietnam
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Tran, T.; Le, T.-T.-H.; Nguyen, T.-T.; Pham, A.-G.; Vu, T.-H.; Nguyen, M.-H.; Vuong, H.-M.; Vuong, T.-T.; Hoang, P.-H.; Ho, M.-T.; Vuong, Q.-H. The Relationship between Birth Order, Sex, Home Scholarly Culture and Youths’ Reading Practices in Promoting Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development in Vietnam. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4389.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top