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ERIC Number: ED142234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Leisure Reading Interests Survey of Lake Dallas Junior High School.
Swanson, Barbara Glynn
A survey questionnaire, based on 88 titles identified elsewhere as popular adolescent reading, was given to 172 students with the intent of determining whether there were observable sex differences in the students' choice of books. Information sought included: (1) whether girls and boys enjoy reading for pleasure; (2) what books are enjoyed by both sexes; (3) what books are enjoyed by one sex; and (4) whether movies and television influence the choice of books for leisure reading. Books read and enjoyed are listed in separate tables by sex and by grade. Results show that the majority of students read and enjoyed only a portion of the selections on the survey. It is suggested that librarians and teachers promote reading as a leisure activity, and that librarians provide a well stocked, browsable collection of paperback books since this format seems to be popular with the age group. The questionnaire is appended. (Author/AP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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