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ERIC Number: ED012676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE RELATIONSHIPS OF ATTITUDES TO READING COMPREHENSION IN THE INTERMEDIATE GRADES.
JACOBSON, MILTON D.; JOHNSON, JOSEPH C.
IN A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF ATTITUDES ON LEARNING, THE LITERAL AND INTERPRETATIVE COMPREHENSION ABILITIES OF INTERMEDIATE GRADE CHILDREN ON THEMATICALLY BASED READING SELECTIONS WERE COMPARED WITH THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD THAT MATERIAL. THREE OF THE MOST COMMON READING THEMES INHERENT IN CHILDREN'S STORIES WERE DETERMINED BY A PANEL OF GRADUATE STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS, AND THE INVESTIGATORS WHICH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE. AT EACH GRADE LEVEL, THREE STORIES WERE SELECTED FOR EACH THEME. SUBJECTS WERE 285 CHILDREN IN GRADES 4, 5, AND 6 IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. EACH CHILD READ NINE STORIES. AN ATTITUDE INVENTORY WAS CONSTRUCTED FOR EACH THEME USING PROCEDURES RECOMMENDED BY THURSTONE. FOR EACH STORY, COMPREHENSION TESTS OF 10 LITERAL AND 10 INTERPRETATIVE QUESTIONS WERE ADMINISTERED. AN ANALYSIS OF THE DATA LED TO THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS. THE IMPORTANCE OF ATTITUDES IN IMPROVING COMPREHENSION WAS QUESTIONABLE. WHEN DIFFERENT VARIABLES WERE CONTROLLED, ATTITUDES APPEARED NOT TO FUNCTION APPRECIABLY IN INTERMEDIATE GRADES AND TO FUNCTION DIFFERENTLY FOR LITERAL AND INTERPRETATIVE COMPREHENSION. LITERAL AND INTERPRETATIVE COMPREHENSION WERE DIFFERENTIALLY AFFECTED BY SEX. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ATTITUDE AND COMPREHENSION WERE UNAFFECTED BY RACE OR SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS. TABLES AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (RH)
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Identifiers: Virginia (Albemarle County)