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ERIC Number: ED139023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
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An Investigation of Writing Ability as a Function of Student Attitude: General and Specific.
Steidle, Ernest F.
Scores on the Diederich Composition Rating Scale were correlated with measures of specific attitudes toward reading and general attitudes toward school for 920 students from grades 4, 6, 9, and 12. This was a subsample drawn from the fall 1974 and spring 1975 Virginia Educational Needs Assessment. A direct linear dependency between student attitudes and composition quality was found in this sample. General student attitudes contributed the greater proportion of the variance, indicating that self-concept and attitudes associated with success in school were also associated with success in writing. Student attitudes toward reading were also significant predictors of success in writing. Grade level, while an important predictor, was not as strong a predictor as either attitude measure. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia