Teenagers are reading less and enjoying books less as they get older: Study

Bavaesh Balaji, 16, and Ong Shi Wen, 13, were avid readers in primary schools, but they now read less. ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG
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SINGAPORE – Teenagers are reading less and more are not reading at all as they grow older and have to juggle more demands on their time.

Fewer teenagers in upper secondary report that they enjoy reading, found a 2021 study by the National Institute of Education (NIE) on the reading habits of Singapore teenagers.

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