Factors Motivating for Reading in English Literature among Undergraduate Students of Pakistan: A Case Study

Authors

  • Rida Walayat Niazi Research Scholar, (PhD in English Literature) Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, UPM (Universiti Putra Malaysia), Serdang, Selangor
  • Madiha Khalid MPhil Scholar (English Linguistics) National College of Business Administration and Economics (NCBA&E) Main Campus Gulberg Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Hina Khalid MPhil Scholar (English Linguistics) National College of Business Administration and Economics (NCBA&E) Main Campus Gulberg Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)49

Keywords:

English Literature, Interest, Motivation, Pleasure, Reading

Abstract

Motivation for reading in English literature is multifaceted. In Pakistani context, a large part of curriculum consists of English literature. The students are motivated to read in English literature for not only success but also for numerous reasons. Therefore, this qualitative case study has been conducted among Six (6) Graduate students of Majoring English Literature of National College of Business Administration and Economics (NCBA&E) Lahore. Semi-structured interviews have been conducted to explore the motivation for reading in English literature. Thematic analysis has been made to identify various themes. The study has found that majority of the students are motivated to read in English Novels and Poetry for getting success and pleasure. Female students have been found more motivated than male students to read in English literature. The study also recommends that there is a need to read English literature including Novels a Poetry so far the students can be motivated.

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Published

2024-05-27

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Niazi, R. W., Khalid, M., & Khalid, H. (2024). Factors Motivating for Reading in English Literature among Undergraduate Students of Pakistan: A Case Study. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(2), 564–573. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)49