ERIC Number: ED249708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Reading Attitudes and Interests of Gifted and Talented Children in the Middle Grades.
Link, Barbara R.
The study investigated reading attitudes and interests of 30 fourth through ninth grade gifted and talented students. The data were gathered through the use of a questionnaire, which included statements with Likert type scale responses, multiple-choice, and short answers. Methods used to analyze the data were individual item analysis, analysis of variance, and t test. Results were reported in means, standard deviation, and cumulative percentages. The major findings of the study were: gifted children have a very positive attitude toward reading; books appear to be the preferred format of reading materials; significant differences were found between grade levels' preferred reading topics in five areas (archaeology, crafts and hobbies, music, myths and fantasies, prehistoric world); significant differences were found between boys' and girls' preferred reading topics in four areas (comedy/jokes, poetry, science fiction, sports). (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development, Central Michigan University. Requirement for Master of Arts degree.