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ERIC Number: ED071025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 104
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A Comparative Analysis Among the Variables, Father's Occupational Level, Sex, Intelligence, and Reading Achievement with Fourth Grade Children's Ability to Read Technical and Basic Vocabularies.
Hicks, Reta Daniels
The purpose of this study was to investigate possible relationships between the composite set of variables, father's occupational level, sex, reading, achievement, intelligence, basic vocabulary, and the criterion, social studies vocabulary. The study attempted to determine differences in basic and technical vocabularies. It also attempted to ascertain if sixty fourth grade students actually knew the thirty-four social studies words isolated by McDonald. Basic and technical (oral and written) vocabulary tests were developed by the author. Reading achievement and intelligence scores were obtained using the California Reading Test, Form W, and the Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Test, Form D. Father's occupational level was categorized using Roe's six levels ranging from unskilled to professional. It was concluded that: (1) if a child is proficient in general reading at the fourth grade level, he will probably be able to master the reading presented in social studies textbooks; (2) father's occupational level may be an influencing factor in achievement in social studies; and (3) there may not be a difference in basic and technical vocabularies nor in oral and written technical vocabulary at the fourth grade level. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern Mississippi