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ERIC Number: ED114832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 114
Abstractor: N/A
The Development and Validation of a Scale to Measure the Attitudes of Fifth Grade Children toward Literature.
McAleer, Nancy Marie
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an instrument to be used to measure the attitudes of fifth grade students toward literature. A research instrument of sixty items was developed and administered to 205 fifth grade students in schools around Orlando, Florida. Based on the results of the study, the following conclusions were made: an attitude scale of the type described herein can be easily used with fifth grade children; the use of factor analysis was successful in determining specific groupings from the research instrument; the results of t-test comparisons indicated that neither teaching methods nor predetermined attitude affected factor scores; and comparison of the pretests and posttests of the formal teaching method indicated that Fact One, "Love of Reading," yielded a t-value of -2.36, the only significant difference at the .05 level. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Florida