ERIC Number: ED393068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes toward Reading in the Adult Learner Population.
Brooks, Elizabeth N.
A study determined differences, if any, in attitude toward reading between remedial reading adult learners and reading proficient adult learners. Subjects, 129 adult learners from both the high school and college populations in New Jersey, completed an attitude survey using a Likert scale. Subjects were identified as remedial or proficient readers based on proficiency tests. Results indicated that: (1) proficient high school students had a generally positive attitude toward reading, while high school remedial readers had a negative attitude toward reading; (2) college students, remedial or proficient, had generally positive attitudes toward reading; and (3) no statistically significant difference between the reading attitudes of the remedial high school and developmental college subjects. (Contains 29 references and 3 tables of data. The survey instrument and two appendixes of data are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: M.A. Project, Kean College of New Jersey.