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ERIC Number: ED089261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 253
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The Relationship between Understanding Prepositions and Reading Comprehension.
Foust, Charles David
The major objective of this study was to determine whether understanding prepositions and the relationships they signal is related to reading comprehension. A sample of 127 fourth grade students was selected from three socioeconomic levels of the Columbus, (Ohio) Public Schools using a stratified random sampling technique. The subjects were administered an IQ test and a comprehensive basic skills test to measure their reading comprehension. The Cloze Test of Comprehension with Prepositions as Variables was administered, and the following hypotheses were supported by the results: (1) there is a significant correlation between a subject's ability to correctly identify the relationships that prepositions signal and his reading comprehension; (2) there is a significant difference in the difficulty of various prepositions; and (3) there is a significant correlation between understanding prepositions and the relationships they signal and the demographic variables of sex, socioeconomic level, and intelligence. A correlation was not observed between understanding prepositions and their relationships and differences with regard to sex. (Author/LL)
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