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ERIC Number: ED101300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Certain Interactions Obtaining among Intermediate Grade Students with Respect to Specified Psychological Constructs and Reading Comprehension Response.
Johnson, Joseph C., II; And Others
This study investigated the relationship between a reader's attitude toward his instructional climate and his diversity of reading interests. The sample for the study consisted of three classes of fourth grade students chosen from a randomly selected elementary school in Greenwich, Connecticut. All subjects were administered (1) the Affective Reading Index to determine their attitudes toward the instructional climate and (2) the Wide Range Reading Interest Inventory to determine the scope and diversity of their reading interests on two different days. The interest inventory items were grouped using factor analysis according to primary interest reflected and then matched to original short stories reflecting their respective interests. As a result, twelve interest subsections were identified: science fiction, romance, travel, politics, human relations, adventure, mystery, economics, sports, animals, mythology, and biography. It was found that the student who indicated positive attitudes toward his instructional climate showed little interest in a variety of reading interest areas and that the student with a negative attitude regarding his instructional climate indicated varying positive degrees of interest in the twelve reading areas. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, April 15-19, 1974)