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ERIC Number: ED110963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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Some Interpersonal Factors Associated with Successful and Problem Readers.
Feshbach, Norma Deitch
Three different studies concerned with the dimensions of social behavior in successful and problem readers, assessed in contexts of mother-child and peer-peer interactions, are reported in this document. The first study, involving observation of mothers of successful and problem readers while instructing their own and other children in several cognitive tasks, showed that mothers of successful readers spend more time in task preparation while mothers of problem readers are more controlling and directive during task performance, using more negative reinforcement. The second study, focusing on the tutorial behaviors of successful and problem readers, showed that competent reader male tutors administer more negative reinforcement to problem reader tutees than to tutees who are competent readers, and that male problem reader tutors and all female tutors administer more negative reinforcement to competent reader tutees than to problem readers. The third study, concentrating on the relationship between reading success and social behaviors, showed a definite correlation between the two, especially within the control (low risk) group. (Tables of findings are included.) (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented as part of a symposium of Early Identification of Learning Problems: Issues and Findings at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Denver, April, 1975)