ERIC Number: ED105436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Reading Ability on the Self-Concept-of-Academic Ability of College Students.
Mangieri, John N.; Olsen, Henry D.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between reading ability and self-concept of academic ability. The Nelson-Denny Reading Test was administered to 253 freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior college subjects. The scores attained by the subjects were used to classify the subjects as reading above actual grade placement or below actual grade placement, according to norms for their respective groups. Further stratification was done on the basis of sex. Thus, the subjects were classified in one of the following four categories: males reading above grade placement, females reading above grade placement, males reading below grade placement, and females reading below grade placement. All subjects in each of the four categories were also given the Michigan State Self-Concept of Academic Ability Scale. The results indicated that those subjects above grade level have a higher self-concept of academic ability than those reading below actual grade level. No difference was found between male and female subjects. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)