ERIC Number: ED200928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reading Attitudes and Interests of Sixth Grade Pupils.
Ciccone, F. Dawn
A study was conducted to discover if the stated reading attitudes and interests of sixth grade students were relevant to their self-selected reading materials. Fifty students completed questionnaires concerning their reading attitudes and interests and used log sheets to record information about their self-selected reading materials. The results showed that in a nine-week period, boys read approximately 17 books while girls read approximately 24 books. The most popular subjects for boys were sports and cartoons/comics, and for girls fiction and cartoons/comics. The majority of the students reported that they preferred to choose their own reading materials as opposed to having someone else select those materials, and forty-one of the students regarded reading as a pleasurable activity. The findings indicate that student reading attitudes and interests are relevant to self-selected reading materials. (FL)
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.