# A SCHOOL LIBRARY COLLECTIONS, PROGRAMMES AND FREE VOLUNTARY READING OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN IMO STATE

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ABSTRACT
Title Page i
Approval page iii
Certification iv
Abstract xi
CHAPTER ONE: Introduction 1
Background of the Study 1
Statement of the Problem 7
Objective of the study 8
Research questions 9
Hypotheses 9
Significance of the study 9
Scope of the Study 10
CHAPTER TWO: Review of Related Literature
Conceptualframework 12
Programmes for developing free voluntary reading 22
Influence of school library collection, programmes on free
Constraints to free voluntary reading 27
Steps school library will take for improvement of free voluntary reading 30
Theoretical Framework
Constructionist theory 34
Reading hypothesis model theory 37 Review of related empirical studies 37
Summary of literature review 44
CHAPTER THREE:
Research Method 47
Design of the study 47
Area of the study 47
Population of the study 47
Sample and sampling techniques 48
Instruments for data collection 48
Validation of the instrument 49
Reliability of the instruments 50
Methods of data collection 51
Methods of data analysis 51
CHAPTER FOUR: Presentation and Analysis of Data
Research question 1 52
Research question 2 53
Research question 3 56
Research question 4 60Research question 5 62
Research question 6 64
Research question 7 65
Hypotheses 1 67Hypotheses 2 68Summary of the findings 69
CHAPTERFIVE: Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendations
Discussion of the findings 71
Implications 76
Recommendations 78
Suggestions for further studies 78
Limitations of the study 79
Conclusions 79
REFERENCES 80
APPENDICES
Appendix 1: Distribution of population to their school 93
Appendix 2: Questionnaire for students 94
Appendix 3: Interview schedule for teacher librarian 98
Appendix 4: Observation checklist 99
Appendix 5: Crombach Alpha formula 100
Appendix6: Formular for calculating the mean 100
Appendix 7: Formular for calculating standard deviation 100
Appendix 8: formular for calculating regression analysis 101
LIST OF TABLES
Table
1. Frequency and mean ratingof the respondents at each level of free voluntary
2. Frequencies and percentage of respondents on the availability of school
3. Frequencies and percentages of readingprogrammes employed
to promote free voluntary reading 57
4. Analysis of reading progrmmes employed by libraries to promote reading 58 5. Summary of analysis influence of school library collection on free