ERIC Number: ED236574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Short-Term Auditory Memory of Above-Average and Below-Average Grade Three Readers.
Caruk, Joan Marie
To determine if performance on short term auditory memory tasks is influenced by reading ability or sex differences, 62 third grade reading students (16 above average boys, 16 above average girls, 16 below average boys, and 14 below average girls) were administered four memory tests--memory for consonant names, memory for words, memory for sentences, and memory for a story. Students listened to tape recorded stimuli and responded orally in each of the tests. Analysis of variance procedures, used to examine differences in mean scores of reading groups and sex groups, revealed that above average readers were superior to below average readers at a significant level on all four memory tests. Results revealed only random differences, however, between mean scores of boys and girls and indicated no significant interaction between the sex factor and the reading group variable. (Extensive appendixes of test instruments and results are included. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.Ed. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan.