Conductas y preferencias de lectura de estudiantes en universidades públicas y privadas en Ecuador: Un estudio comparativo

  • Hubert Van-Hoof School of Hospitality Management, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Amit Sharma School of Hospitality Management, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Jhoono Moon School of Hospitality Management, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Miguel Galarza-Cordero Facultad de Ciencias de la Hospitalidad, Universidad de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • Karina Farfán Facultad de Filosofía, Letras y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad del Azuay, Cuenca, Ecuador.
Palabras clave: cumplimiento de lectura, conducta de lectura, análisis comparativo, Universidad de Cuenca, Universidad del Azuay


Reading compliance is reading assigned course materials in preparation for class. Previous research in university settings in the US suggests that compliance with a professor’s request to prepare for class among undergraduate students is low. This paper reports on a study conducted among undergraduate students at the Universities of Cuenca and Azuay in Cuenca, Ecuador to assess their reading behaviors and preferences as well as the factors that influence their decisions to comply or not comply with their professors’ assigned course readings. The study found that, whereas students are generally positive about the value of their reading assignments, they do not read much. Considerable differences of opinion exist between public and private university students on the topic. The study advocates a more active role for professors in enhancing students reading behaviors and suggests opportunities for future research.



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Van-Hoof, H., Sharma, A., Moon, J., Galarza-Cordero, M., & Farfán, K. (2013). Conductas y preferencias de lectura de estudiantes en universidades públicas y privadas en Ecuador: Un estudio comparativo. Maskana, 4(1), 1-15.
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