Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 3 September 2023                      Pp.199-209

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The Relationship between Reading Attitude and Student Grade Point Average

 Mousa O. M. Hasan
English Department, College of Sciences and Health Professionsu
King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Received:06/11/2023                     Accepted:08/24/2023                 Published: 09/24/2023

Reading is crucial for individuals to achieve optimal functioning, as it facilitates the development of cognitive processes such as critical thinking and decision-making, which foster the ability to conceptualize and solve problems. This research study is significant to conduct because there is a dier  need for a  scholarly inquiry more focused on establishing the relationship between students’ attitudes toward reading and their academic performance while considering the influence of study skills across all levels of education. The main aim of the study was to examin the relation between the reading attitudes of students and their academic acheivment by gainning higher grades in the class. Thus, the main research question the study was; What is the relationship between reading attitude and students’ grade point average? The main research tool used in thse study was quantitative research method. The study was conducted in King Saud University for Health and Sciences (KSUHS) in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Random sampling technique was used to select the sample. Sample size of the study was 146 students enrolled in first-year at KSUHS.  The Pearson correlation value of E1, E2, E3, G1, E10, E13, E16, E21, G25, E1, E2, E22, E12, E7, E8, E14 lie between +1 and -1 which showed that variables have a significant relationship with each other. The hypothesis test values were (t=4.797, p<.01) which supported the hypothesis that a positive reading attitude contributes to higher grade point averages in the classroom due to which H1 was accepted. Correlation among the variables showed that grade point average is significantly correlated with Reading attitudes toward the English language.
Keywords: Grade Point Average, Reading, Attitude, English, English Grade Point Average

Cite as: Hasan, M. O. M. (2023). The Relationship between Reading Attitude and Student Grade Point Average
Arab World English Journal, 14 (3) 199-209.


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Received: 06/11/2023
Accepted: 08/24/2023  
Published: 09/24/2023 

Mousa O. M. Hasan is an assistant professor of Language Education Sciences at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz for Health Sciences, Riyadh. His research interests include L2 reading and writing ability. He teaches second language acquisition, language teaching methodologies, and English as a foreign language. Oricid ID