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ERIC Number: ED067625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 127
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An Investigation of the Relationship Between Reading Interest and Comprehension.
Brooks, Ruth Ann
It was hypothesized that a positive relationship exists between a reader's interest in a passage and his level of comprehension of it. The subjects, 90 sixth grade boys of at least average ability, read a pre-test passage and indicated their interest and comprehension by writing in the deletions for the previously read passage as it appeared in cloze form. After the pretest, the subjects read five passages, indicating which one of each of two was more interesting when each passage was paired with each of the other passages in the series, and their comprehension was indicated by the same process as in the pre-test. It was concluded that there was no statistical difference between interest and comprehension, and therefore they were not related. Interest may influence selection of material read, but apparently degree of interest does not influence degree of comprehension. Factors other than interest alone, it is suggested, are significant in determining comprehension. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University