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ERIC Number: ED016596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIFFICULTY OF READING MATERIAL AND ATTITUDE TOWARD READING.
SCHOTANUS, HELEN D.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DIFFICULTY OF READING MATERIAL CHOSEN AND ATTITUDE TOWARD READING WAS EXAMINED. SUBJECTS WERE 40 SECOND GRADERS. ONE-HALF OF THE SUBJECTS EXHIBTED A FAVORABLE ATTITUDE TOWARD READING, AND ONE-HALF EXHIBITED AN UNFAVORABLE ATTITUDE. THE ACTIVITY PREFERENCE TEST WAS ADAPTED FOR THE STUDY AND ADMINISTERED. AN INTERVIEW, AN INFORMAL READING INVENTORY, AND A SECOND ADMINISTRATION OF THE PREFERENCE TEST PROVIDED ADDITIONAL DATA. CORRELATION AND THE KOLMOGOROV-SMIRNOV TEST WERE USED TO ANALYZE THE DATA. CHILDREN IN BOTH THE FAVORABLE AND UNFAVORABLE ATTITUDE GROUPS CHOSE MATERIAL BELOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL FOR FREE READING MATERIAL. AS A GROUP, THE SUBJECTS WITH FAVORABLE ATTITUDES WERE NOT BETTER READERS THAN THOSE WITH UNFAVORABLE ATTITUDES. EVIDENTLY, THE DIFFICULTY OF THE MATERIALS DID NOT APPEAR TO BE A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN DETERMINING THEIR ATTITUDE. THE SUBJECTS CHOSE EASIER MATERIALS WHETHER THEY REPORTED CONSIDERING DIFFICULTY OF MATERIAL OR NOT. A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND AN APPENDIX ARE INCLUDED. (BK)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
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