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ERIC Number: ED065853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 95
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A Study of Six Personality Factors in Reading Achievement.
Jackson, Raleigh Napoleon
The purpose of this study was to determine how reading achievement is affected by six independent personality factors (PF) exhibited by second-grade pupils. Personality factors involved are: (A) reserved vs. outgoing, (B) less intelligent vs. more intelligent, (C) feelings vs. emotionally stable, (D) phlegmatic vs. excitable, (E) obedient vs. assertive, and (F) sober vs. happy-go-lucky. Data were collected by administering to 325 randomly selected pupils the Early School Personality Questionnaire and Stanford Reading Achievement Test, Primary one and two. The results indicated that although each personality factor discriminated among groups, only the intelligence personality factor B was significant at the .05 level. Approximately 22 percent of reading variance may be accounted for in the combined six personality variables, with factor B contributing 20 percent. Subjects in Non Title 1 schools score significantly higher than subjects in Title 1 schools, and these differences tend to widen with age. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University