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Información, cultura y sociedad

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PEREZ PAREJO, Ramón et al. Preferred reading genres by students from Extremadura: Data and analysis. Inf. cult. soc. [online]. 2018, n.39, pp.71-92. ISSN 1514-8327.

The abundant research work on reading habits in Spain shows a disaggregation of municipalities and cities with little geographical sample of their results. In this way, taking as a starting point the previous studies of 2007 for Extremadura carried out by the Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation, our work intends to update and extend the data of reading habits by applying them to the contemporary geographical reality and the degree of rurality of the region. Thus, in the context of a survey focused on reading habits in Extremadura responded by 9.212 students of all educational levels (Primary, Secondary, University) during the year 2017, this study exposes and specifically analyzes the data obtained on the preferred genres according to the educational level and sex of participants. The study is completed with the data to the CDU of the public and school libraries of Extremadura. As a relevant result, the literary genres of mystery and adventure are, in general, the most demanded at all levels of education. In the Senior College, history is preferred. More women than men prefer romantic novels. The lyric genre is not very popular in terms of reading preferences among any of the educational levels analyzed.

Keywords : Reading habits; Literary genres; Extremadura; Reader preferences; Survey.

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