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ERIC Number: ED013712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 248
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE READING DONE BY COLLEGE FRESHMEN AND APTITUDE AND SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT.
YARINGTON, DAVID JON
THE AMOUNT AND KIND OF READING DONE BY COLLEGE FRESHMEN AND THE NUMBER OF HOURS DEVOTED TO IT DURING AN ACADEMIC YEAR WERE RELATED TO APTITUDE AS MEASURED BY THE AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING PROGRAM BATTERY (ACT) AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE. TIME CHART FORMS WERE USED TO COLLECT THE DATA. CHARTS WERE KEPT BY OHIO UNIVERSITY FRESHMEN MEN FOR 28 WEEKS. THE TOTAL SAMPLE WAS 3,426. MEAN SCORES AND CORRELATIONS WERE USED TO ANALYZE THE DATA. THE MEAN NUMBER OF HOURS SPENT READING PER WEEK BY FRESHMEN WAS 14. FRESHMEN SEEMED TO READ MORE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO EXAMINATIONS. THERE WAS A NEGATIVE CORRELATION BETWEEN HOURS SPENT READING SOCIAL SCIENCE AND ACT. THE DATA SEEMED TO INDICATE THAT THE APPARENTLY MORE INDUSTRIOUS STUDENTS REPORTED THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PAGES READ. THE READING RATES AMONG VARIOUS SUBJECT MATTER VARIED SIGNIFICANTLY. FRESHMEN SEEMED TO READ MORE PAGES IN SOCIAL SCIENCE AND ENGLISH THAN IN OTHER SUBJECT AREAS. THE NUMBER OF HOURS DEVOTED TO NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, AND UNREQUIRED NOVELS EXCEEDED 3 HOURS PER WEEK. THE TIME SPENT STUDYING VARIED FROM WEEK TO WEEK. ADDITIONAL RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, CORRELATION TABLES, AND APPENDIXES ARE INCLUDED. (BK)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Athens.
Identifiers: ATHENS; OHIO