ERIC Number: ED123558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Review of Research and Bibliography on Published Attitudinal Instruments in Reading.
Summers, Edward G.
The purpose of this review is to report an analysis of recent research related to measurement of attitudes in reading. It is based on a search of the literature published primarily since the late 1960's. The emphasis is on research related to attitudinal measuring tools rather than the results of research utilizing such tools. The review is organized into four sections. First, a number of studies reporting development of reading attitude measures are reviewed. Second, general criteria recommended for consideration in attitude scale development are presented. Third, some general comments about measuring reading attitude are made. Finally, a special reference section presents additional sources related to measurement and the affective domain, attitudinal measurement in education, and attitudinal measurement in reading. Reading attitude measures are noted as representing three categories: self report instruments, direct observation, and projective techniques. Criteria for reading attitude test development are item development, response set contamination, and statistical procedures. It is noted that adequate conceptualization and definition of reading attitude constructs is still a major problem in research in the field. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)