2022 Student Research Conference:
35th Annual Student Research Conference

Reading Habits of University Students Based on Gender Identity


Teagan S. Wilson
Dr. Brian Ott, Faculty Mentor

People can connect over the written word no matter their age, race, or gender. Reading is an essential component of most individuals’ lives, yet prior research has relied on a binary classification of sex. They do not consider other possible factors or research opportunities like the individual’s gender identity. How to define a reading habit also needs to be explored in broader ways. Instead of narrowly focusing on time spent reading, incorporating additional measures like attitudes and feelings about reading would help provide a more complete and nuanced understanding. I developed and conducted a survey, which included the BEM Sex-Role Inventory, to examine the reading habits of college students. This study found evidence that examining gender identity instead of just biological sex is useful.

Keywords: Reading, Gender, Gender Identity, Reading Habit

Topic(s):Sociology

Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Presentation

Session: 4-5
Location: https://flipgrid.com/886a9638
Time: 0:00

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