ERIC Number: ED238929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-10
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Graduate Education Students' Achievement in Educational Research to Their Reading Attitudes, Attitudes toward Educational Research, GPAs, and National Teacher Examinations.
Benton, Sidney E.; Jerrolds, Bob W.
Eighty-three students enrolled in five graduate sections of educational research taught by the same instructor were administered a reading attitude scale and an educational research attitude scale. Under-graduate grade point averages (GPAs), entering graduate GPAs, and composite National Teacher Examination (NTE) scores were also obtained for the students. Teachers who were currently involved in the teaching of reading had significantly higher reading attitude scores than the teachers who were not involved in the teaching of reading. All independent variables were significantly related to course achievement. Results of a stepwise regression analysis yielded a multiple correlation of .77 when NTE scores, graduate and undergraduate GPAs, reading attitude and research attitude scores were used to predict achievement in the course. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Education Majors, Educational Research, Grade Point Average, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Predictive Measurement, Predictor Variables, Reading Attitudes, Reading Teachers, Regression (Statistics), Scores, Standardized Tests, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Attitude Toward Educational Research Scale; National Teacher Examinations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Reading Forum (Sarasota, FL, December 10, 1983).