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ERIC Number: ED132551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 121
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Mothers' Behaviors and Sons' Reading Achievement and Projected Feelings.
Oidick, Michael Stanley
Two groups of fourth-grade boys, one group reading at grade level or above, the other reading below grade level, were selected for this study. All boys in both groups had scored at the 30th percentile or below on a kindergarten reading-readiness test. The mothers of these boys were interviewed to assess their participation, instigation, and level of satisfaction with their sons' reading activities after kindergarten. The boys were administered projective tests to assess feelings of adequacy, anticipation of punishment, anxiety, and positive and negative maternal reactions. Analysis of results indicated that mothers of the less effective readers reported significantly more instigation of their sons' reading activities than did other mothers. The less effective readers were also rated as feeling less adequate on the basis of projective test data. For the more successful readers, a positive correlation was found between reading achievement and maternal satisfaction; for the below grade level group, a negative correlation was found between reading achievement and maternal participation and instigation. Differing causal hypotheses are discussed as possible explanations of the results. (Author/AA)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Wayne State University