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ERIC Number: ED027164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-6
Pages: 10
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Development of an Instrument Measuring Attitudes Toward Reading in Primary Pupils.
Askov, Eunice N.
The development of the Primary Pupil Reading Attitude Inventory to measure recreational reading attitudes is described. Twenty second and third graders were interviewed to determine favorite after school and weekend activities. The nine most frequently named activities and three reading activities were then depicted by an artist in separate versions for boys and girls. Each of the three reading pictures was paired with each of the nine nonreading pictures, and 13 choices between two pictures of nonreading activities were included as distractors so that 40 total choices were required. The inventory was administered, and readministered a week later, to 73 second and third graders. A test-retest reliability coefficient was significant beyond the .001 level of confidence. The following fall, to obtain a measure of concurrent validity the test was administered to another group of 94 second and third graders. Their classroom teachers were then asked to select the 10 students with the highest and lowest interest in leisure time reading. A t-test indicated that the means of the two groups were significantly different. Attitude inventory scores and achievement test scores showed no significant correlation. References are included. (CM)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Meeting, Los Angeles, Feb. 5-8, 1969.