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ERIC Number: ED163402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Factors Related to Amount and Type of Leisure Time Reading.
Greaney, Vincent; Quinn, John
Diaries showing how 920 Irish fifth graders spent their leisure time on three designated days within one week augmented data about the children's personal, school, and home characteristics to aid in determining the primary factors related to the amount and type of leisure time reading. The children reported spending a median time of 60 minutes per week in leisure reading, primarily with either books or comics, but also with newspapers. While gender and reading attainment emerged as the strongest predictors of leisure reading, the most significant finding was the apparent complexity of leisure reading: although earlier studies related the individual variables used in this study to leisure reading, those same variables collectively accounted for only 22.9% of the variation in time devoted to book reading, 7.46% of the variation in time spent reading comics, and 18.75% of the differences between book and comic readers. These low percentages suggest the need for much more research to increase understandings of leisure time reading. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ireland
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association World Congress on Reading (7th, Hamburg, West Germany, August 1-3, 1978)