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ERIC Number: ED036418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 8
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Personality Differences and Learning Styles in Reading.
Mathis, R. William
The effects of individual personality differences upon performance in the internal and external environment were investigated through the use of the Internal-External concept. Subjects were 40 grade 9 males of average intelligence (Lorge-Thorndike) whose reading achievement was within three grade levels of grade 9. Scores on the James I. E. Scale were used to select internal (perceives events as the consequence of his own actions) and external (views events as being beyond personal control) personalities. Subjects were assigned to one of four experimental groups. Independent variables were internal personality, external personality, internal environment (unstructured), and external environment (structured). The dependent variable was reading rate and performance as measured by the Reading Eye photographs. A multimedia approach to teaching reading was used in both environments. Data provided by the eye movement photographs indicated better performance in the congruent personality-environment situations, a fact which suggests that for external personalities, the new trend of unstructured classrooms may not be as appropriate as first thought. References are included. (WB)
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969