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ERIC Number: ED116152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Role of Interest as a Factor in Reading Comprehension.
Scholtz, Ann Judith
This study was an investigation into the relationships between reading interests and reading comprehension as demonstrated by a group of fifth-graders who rated reading passages for interest and then were checked for comprehension of these same passages. A seven-point rating inventory, ranging from a "liked very, very much" rating to a "disliked very, very much" rating, was used to measure the reader's interest. The mean reading achievement grade-level score for the 110 fifth-grade students participating in this study was 5.9 at the time of the study's testing program. It was concluded that expressed interest is not a factor which affects reading comprehension. Reading interest patterns do provide information as to what children will read, but are not significant in determining the level of reading comprehension. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: M.Ed. Thesis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey