ERIC Number: ED155594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Non-Recursive Analysis of Antecedents to Reading Achievement.
Ingersoll, Gary M.
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between reading achievement and a set of social and individual variables through the use of a critical path analysis. Data, taken from Cycle II of the National Health Examination Survey, included statistics on a national sample of 7,119 children, ages six through eleven years. Four variables were included in this study: sex, race, age, and reported family income. Analyses reveal that race is not a direct contributor to reading achievement; it is an indirect factor as reflected in family income level and vocabulary development. While verbal ability had a possible reciprocal effect on reading achievement, the impact of reading on verbal ability was negligible. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)