ERIC Number: ED207031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Interpersonal Needs of Remedial Readers.
A study sought to determine the effects of reading deficiency on the interpersonal relationship needs of regular and remedial readers as composite groups and on elementary and secondary school remedial and regular readers as age groups. Elementary and secondary school students were randomly selected and tested on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests and on either the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior Scales (FIRO-B) (for secondary school students) or its alternative form (for elementary school students). Remedial readers were identified on the basis of the Gates-MacGinitie scores. The interpersonal tests concentrated on individual behavior that the individual displayed toward others and the behavior that the individual wanted others to display. Results indicated that (1) remedial readers wanted others to take more interest in them than did regular readers, (2) remedial readers differed from regular readers in their need to establish a satisfactory relationship with other people in the area of power and control, (3) remedial readers showed a deficit in meeting "wanted control" needs, and (4) the secondary school remedial readers wanted more affection indicating a strong desire to love other people and have them respond. The significance of the four variables that discriminated between the four groups indicated that age was not a determining factor in interpersonal needs when reading deficits are considered. (HOD)
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