ERIC Number: ED207004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Rate and Comprehension in Relationship to Self Report of Reading Processes and Attitudes of College Students.
Ruddiman, Joan Runner
A sample consisting of 115 college students participated in a study of the relationships between reading rate, reading comprehension, and related independent variables (attitude, motivation, and interest). A short story was used for obtaining objective rate and comprehension scores for each subject. Two questionnaires designed for the study were used to obtain readers' self reports of their reading processes and attitudes. Contrary to hypotheses, the correlation between rate and comprehension was low (they shared only 7% of the variance), and what readers reported doing in general was related only in a limited way to their specific self reports. As predicted, rate and comprehension were mutually related to attitude, motivation, and interest, but only in a very limited way. The relationships among the independent variables were low to very moderate. These correlations indicated little interrelatedness, which may point to a lack of reader awareness of the reading processes. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.Ed. Thesis, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey.