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ERIC Number: ED017433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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INFLUENCE OF METHOD OF QUESTIONING UPON CHILDREN'S RESPONSES TO HUMOROUS SITUATIONS IN LITERATURE.
MONSON, DIANNE L.
TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF METHODS OF ELICITING CHILDREN'S RESPONSES TO HUMOR IN LITERATURE AND TO DETERMINE HOW THESE RESPONSES ARE AFFECTED BY SEX, SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL, INTELLIGENCE, AND READING ABILITY, 365 FIFTH GRADERS WERE ASKED TO READ EXCERPTS CONTAINING ELEMENTS OF FIVE TYPES OF HUMOR. UNSTRUCTURED QUESTIONNAIRES REQUIRING WRITTEN EXPLANATIONS OF WHAT WAS FUNNIEST ABOUT THE STORY AND STRUCTURED QUESTIONNAIRES REQUIRING RESPONSES TO MULTIPLE-CHOICE AND TRUE-FALSE ITEMS WERE DISTRIBUTED RANDOMLY TO THE CLASSES. RESULTS INDICATED THAT CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT SEXES, SOCIOECONOMIC LEVELS, INTELLIGENCE, AND READING ABILITIES RESPONDED DIFFERENTLY TO VARIOUS FORMS OF QUESTIONING ABOUT HUMOR IN LITERATURE. CHILDREN OF HIGH INTELLIGENCE MORE OFTEN JUDGED SELECTIONS HUMOROUS, AND CHILDREN OF HIGH SOCIOECONOMIC LEVELS AND THOSE OF HIGH READING ABILITIES MADE SIMILAR CHOICES OF TYPES OF HUMOR. SELECTIONS WERE MORE FREQUENTLY JUDGED HUMOROUS IN STRUCTURED QUESTIONNAIRES THAN IN UNSTRUCTURED FORMS BY MORE BOYS THAN GIRLS, BY CHILDREN OF LOW SOCIOECONOMIC LEVELS, AND BY CHILDREN OF LOW AND AVERAGE READING ABILITIES. THESE FINDINGS SUGGEST THAT RESPONSES TO HUMOR IN LITERATURE ARE INFLUENCED BY THE METHOD OF QUESTIONING. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 6-10, 1968). (NS)
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Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON