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ERIC Number: ED071074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 143
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A Comparison of Responses of Adolescents to Narrative and Lyric Literature and Film.
Lewis, William Joseph
This study investigated whether adolescents' response to film is similar to or different from their response to literature and what these similarities or differences mean. Tenth grade students read two literary selections and viewed two films paired on the basis of similarities in treatment of subject and theme. Students' written responses to these selections were categorized and analyzed in terms of literary judgments, interpretational responses, narrational reactions, associational responses, self-involvement, prescriptive judgments, and miscellaneous. Results indicated that students tend to judge both literature and film more than they respond in any other way. They interpret film significantly more than literature, but they narrate literature more than film. Boys judge these selections more frequently than do girls, but girls become more self-involved in these materials than do boys. Thus, in four of the six main categories (interpretation, narration, self-involvement, and prescription) there are statistically significant differences in responses to literature and film. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Florida State University