ERIC Number: ED030070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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A Nineteen-Year Follow-up Study of Good, Average, and Poor Readers in the Fifth and Sixth Grades.
Howden, Mary Evalyn
This study described adult reading skills, reading habits, and socioeconomic adjustments of persons known to be good, average, or poor readers in Grades 5 and 6; and investigated relationships among adult reading characteristics; parental and adult socioeconomic adjustment, childhood reading achievement and academic aptitude, and parental reading habits. Subjects were 57 persons who had been tested on reading achievement and academic aptitude in a 1948 research study. They were retested with the Gates Reading Survey, and interviewed as to educational and occupational history, amount of reading required by job, recreational reading habits, and participation in community affairs. These were some of the findings: (1) current reading scores correlated significantly with adult reading behavior and with childhood reading and Stanford-Binet intelligence scores; (2) the adult reading skills and behavior of those who had been average readers were intermediate, overlapping those of good and poor readers; (3) except for one poor reader with above average Stanford-Binet scores, those who were poor or deviant readers in childhood had adult reading scores below those of good childhood readers. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Adults, Analysis of Variance, Attitudes, Children, Correlation, Doctoral Dissertations, Followup Studies, Intelligence, Mild Mental Retardation, Parent Background, Participation, Reading Ability, Reading Difficulty, Reading Habits, Reading Tests, Socioeconomic Status
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-9998, MF $3.00, Xerography $9.70)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests