ERIC Number: ED036419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Study Habits and Attitudes of Disadvantaged Students in A College Reading and Study Skills Program.
Phillips, George O., Sr.
The importance of the nonintellective factors, study habits and attitudes of the learner, was investigated. Tested were the effects of different methods of reading and study skills instruction upon the study habits and attitudes of 102 disadvantaged black college freshmen enrolled in a reading and study skills course at North Carolina Central University. A different method of instruction was randomly assigned to each of the four groups selected. The teacher-guided, individualized, and audiovisual methods were used in three classes; the fourth was a control group which received no instruction. Results indicated that the study habits and attitudes of the students underwent changes as a result of exposure to the instruction. Comparable students appeared to react more favorably to certain types of instruction, less favorably to others. Generally it appeared that study habit factors were enhanced; whereas, study attitude factors lost ground as a result of the instruction. Other underlying factors appeared to be operating also. Further study was suggested. References and tables are included. (NH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Black Students, College Freshmen, Disadvantaged Youth, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Performance Factors, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Student Attitudes, Study Habits, Study Skills
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969