The Students’ Attitude Toward Reading E-Books at SMA Istiqamah Muhammadiyah Samarinda

  • Ade Ismail Ramadhan Hamid Universitas Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Timur
  • Lisha Amelia Universitas Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Timur
Keywords: Students’ Attitude, Reading, E-Book


This study aimed to determine students' attitudes toward reading electronic books at school. The population of this study was students at SMA Istiqamah Muhammadiyah Samarinda in academic 2022/2023 with a total population of 132 students. The sample of this study was made up of 11th-grade students using the purposive sampling technique; 21 students were selected as the sample of this study. The descriptive-quantitative approach is used in this study, with students accessing an English e-book website. The instrument employed in this study was a questionnaire to determine the attitudes acquired. The data in this study was analyzed using quantitative data analysis techniques. The results showed that students’ attitudes toward reading e-books were positive.


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Hamid, A., & Amelia, L. (2023, July 31). The Students’ Attitude Toward Reading E-Books at SMA Istiqamah Muhammadiyah Samarinda. Acitya: Journal of Teaching and Education, 5(2), 501-513. DOI:
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