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ERIC Number: ED120663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 136
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A Study of the Relationships Among Mental Imagery, Reading Comprehension, and Reading Attitude of Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Students.
Cramer, Eugene Harley
The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships among three concepts associated with reading: ability to comprehend printed prose, vividness of self-reported mental imagery, and attitude toward reading. Three instruments assessed subjects' abilities in each of the three concept areas. Subjects were 124 11th and 12th grade students who were members of six intact classroom groups selected randomly at two Wisconsin high schools. Two questions guided the examination of relationships among the three concepts: Do significant relations exist among the three concepts when they are paired systematically--comprehension by imagery attitude by imagery, and imagery by attitude? Do significant relationships exist if reading attitude is assumed to be a function of a combination of imagery and comprehension? Data showed no significant relationship between mental imagery and reading comprehension, a relatively low but significant correlation between reading attitude and mental imagery, a significant correlation between reading comprehension and reading attitude, and high attitude toward reading as a function of a combination of high imagery and high comprehension. (Author/JM)
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