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ERIC Number: ED016601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 82
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Reference Count: 0
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THE RELATIONSHIP OF MEASURES OF ATTAINMENT VALUE AND ACHIEVEMENT EXPECTANCY TO THE READING ACHIEVEMENT OF FIRST-GRADE CHILDREN FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES.
WOOD, FRANK H.
THIS INVESTIGATION FOCUSED ON THE USEFULNESS OF A PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING MEASURES OF THE MOTIVATION OF FIRST-GRADE CHILDREN FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES TO ACHIEVE IN READING WHICH DID NOT REQUIRE WRITTEN OR ORAL VERBAL RESPONSES FROM THE SUBJECTS. MEASURES OF ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION WERE CORRELATED WITH TEACHER RATINGS OF EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE IN READING AND ACTUAL READING ACHIEVEMENT AS MEASURED BY STANDARDIZED TESTS ADMINISTERED AT THE END OF FIRST GRADE. THE SAMPLE WAS 70 FIRST GRADERS FROM THREE CLASSROOMS IN TWO INNER CITY SCHOOLS IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA. THE READING ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION SCORES SHOWED MODERATE STABILITY, BUT CORRELATIONS WITH THE MEASURES OF ACHIEVEMENT EFFORTS WERE LOW. ATTAINMENT VALUE MEASURES CORRELATED MOST HIGHLY WITH CONCURRENT MEASURES OF ACHIEVEMENT AND EFFORTS, WHILE ACHIEVEMENT EXPECTANCY MEASURES HAD STRENGTH AS PREDICTIVE MEASURES. STRONGER PATTERNS OF RELATIONSHIP WERE FOUND FOR GIRLS AS CONTRASTED WITH BOYS AND FOR WHITE SUBJECTS AS CONTRASTED WITH NEGRO AND INDIAN SUBJECTS. SCATTERGRAMS INDICATED U-SHAPED DISTRIBUTIONS WITH HIGH AND LOW ACHIEVERS REPORTING HIGH MOTIVATION TO ACHIEVE. IT WAS NOTED THAT THIS GROUP OF INNER CITY FIRST GRADERS REPORTED GENERALLY HIGH MOTIVATION TO ACHIEVE. APPENDIXES, TABLES, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR/BK)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
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