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ERIC Number: ED114783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
An Investigation of the Relationship between Adult Attitudes toward Reading and Reading Skills Before and After a Reading Improvement Course.
Stevens, George Leo
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between attitudes toward reading and the reading skills of a population of adults who are good readers. Two hundred adults enrolled in eight reading classes were involved in this study. Initially a reading test and a form of the Semantic Differential were administered to all subjects. The subjects then took a reading course designed to improve comprehension and speed. After the course, an alternate form of the same reading test and the same form of the Semantic Differential were administered to the subjects. The results of the study supported the hypothesis that the attitudes of adults toward reading are positively related to reading skills. The hypothesis that improvements in reading skills are positively related to improvements in attitudes had only minimal support from the data. The findings provided some support for the notion that there is a positive relationship between initial attitudes toward reading and reading skills improvement. (Author/MKM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland