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ERIC Number: ED040208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 215
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Two Aspects of Literary Appreciation Among High School Students, Judgment of Prose Quality and Emotional Responses to Literature, and Selected Aspects of Their Reading Interests.
Evans, John Lyle
A sample of 264 eleventh-graders, stratified by selecting those who performed above selected scores on the Iowa Test of Educational Development to eliminate lack of adequate reading ability as a variable, were tested to determine the relationships between their emotional responses to literature, their ability to judge prose quality, and their reactions to 38 categories of reading interests. No significant relationships were found between judgment of prose quality and reported emotional responses to literature, or between judgment of prose quality and interest scores. However, statistically significant relationships were found between the affective responses of students and their reading interest scores. Girls scored significantly higher and outnumbered boys in the high group of each variable. Comparisons of reading profiles between groups indicated that students scoring high in judgment of prose quality exhibited reading interests requiring higher taste and maturity. No relationships were found between socio-economic class and the major variables. Although no cause-effect relationships can be assumed between reading interests and emotional responses, methods of teaching which center on and increase interest in reading might be profitable. (Author/MF)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota