Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Novels

Preference Of Reading Novels Over Watching Movies Among Younger Generation - A Survey

Yoshita Guntupalli; V. Vishnu Priya; Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj; R. Gayathri

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2700-2719

Entertainment is considered very important in today’s world. There can be many forms of entertainment such as going out shopping, eating out, amusement parks, going to the theatres, etc. But the most common forms of entertainment are movies and books. Books have been a classic form of entertainment for a long time while movies are relatively more recent. The aim of this survey is to find out whether reading is as prevalent as it used to be among the younger generation and whether it is more prevalent over movie watching habits or not. A well structured questionnaire was prepared comprising 15 questions and was circulated on an online platform among participants. The results were then collected and analysed statistically. It was found that the habit of book reading was still quite prevalent among teens. Movies are also preferred by many. Both were activities which were done by teens during their leisure. Reading is a hobby pursued by many teens. However it is the lack of time in their busy schedules which makes them resort to a quicker way out of books - watching movies. Classes, tuitions, coaching, homework, assignments, exams,etc., rob teens of their time to read. Many say that they love to read during the little free time they get. More awareness may be created in schools to inculcate the reading habit in children.