ERIC Number: ED200926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The Attitudes and Preferences of Thirty-Eight Gifted Intermediate Grade Readers toward Their Recreational Reading Habits and a Profile of Their Pre-School Reading Readiness.
Bobel, Joseph, Jr.
A study was conducted to determine the attitudes and preferences of 38 intellectually gifted intermediate grade students toward their recreational reading habits. The students' parents also were surveyed to describe the children's reading readiness development. The results showed that the students preferred books over other materials, liked fiction more than nonfiction, and read mostly for enjoyment rather than for information. They frequented the public library most, compared to other media sources, and their hours spent reading varied. Almost all the children had read preprimer books prior to first grade, and most of the students attributed their learning to read to an early exposure to books and being read to by their parents. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M. A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.