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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(7): 548-551 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.7.928

Metacognitive Reading Strategies among Undergraduates

Azizah Rajab, Hamidah Abdul Rahman, Shah Rollah Abdul Wahab, Faizah Mohd Nor, Wan Zarina Wan Zakaria, and Wan Zahidah Rajim

Abstract—The purpose of this study is to investigate the metacognitive reading strategies employed by fifty four undergraduates in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). A questionnaire adapted from Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies Inventory (MARSI) was used and data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 20 for descriptive statistics. Findings indicated that the undergraduate students have a great preference in utilizing the Problem-Solving Strategies as compared to Global Reading Strategies or Support Reading Strategies. The results of this study should help language practitioner to train students on how to adapt or use different strategies effectively when reading different types of text.

Index Terms—Global reading, metacognitive reading strategies, problem-solving, support reading.

Azizah Rajab is with the Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: r_azie@yahoo.com/azizah@utm.my).
Hamidah Abdul Rahman and Shah Rollah Abdul Wahab are with the Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: midahp@yahoo.com).
Faizah Mohd Nor and Wan Zarina Wan Zakaria are with the Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Campus, Malaysia.
Wan Zahidah Rajim is with Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Campus, Malaysia.

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Cite: Azizah Rajab, Hamidah Abdul Rahman, Shah Rollah Abdul Wahab, Faizah Mohd Nor, Wan Zarina Wan Zakaria, and Wan Zahidah Rajim, "Metacognitive Reading Strategies among Undergraduates," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 548-551, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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