Eye Movements Behaviour in Reading Different Text Sizes among University Students


  • Noor Halilah Buari Centre for Optometry Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Selangor, Bandar Puncak Alam 42300 Selangor, Malaysia
  • Anis Nur Fazlyana Md-Isa Optometry & Visual Sciences Research Centre (iROViS), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Selangor, Bandar Puncak Alam 42300 Selangor, Malaysia




eye movements, saccadic, fixation, reading


Reading efficiency is one of the main concerns among the teachers, publishers, and also eye care practitioners. The size of the text was among factor that might affect the reading. The eye movement behaviour was studied in six different text legibility. The saccades and fixation were recorded and tracked among twenty-five university students. Significant changes in eye movements behaviour in term of saccades and fixations occurred when the university students read passages with different text legibility. The eye movements behaviour was able to adapt to the changes in shape, and size of presented reading materials for better understanding of reading.

Keywords: eye movements; saccadic; fixation; reading

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1916


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How to Cite

Buari, N. H., & Md-Isa, A. N. F. (2019). Eye Movements Behaviour in Reading Different Text Sizes among University Students. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 75–80. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1916