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ERIC Number: ED119161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 223
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Reading Interests of Children in Grades Four through Eight.
Conway, Hannah Elizabeth Miller
This study surveyed children's expressed reading interests and attempted to determine whether these were related to grade level, sex, race, and socioeconomic level. A total of 784 children in grades four through eight in four elementary schools of Fairfield, Alabama, answered a questionnaire composed of 120 annotated fictitious titles representing 25 categories. Responses were tabulated and placed into categories and the percentages were computed for comparison and analysis. Analysis of data showed that: categories in which children like to read are mystery and detective, realistic animal stories, humor and whimsy, moneymaking and practicel, and mild adventures of children; categories in which children were least interested were war, exploration, and science and invention; children's preferences changed as they grew older; and socioeconomic status, sex, and race made a difference in preferences for titles within categories. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Alabama