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ERIC Number: ED237959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Survey Reveals Truths about Young Adult Readers.
Thomason, Nevada
To investigate adolescent reading habits and interests, a reading interest survey was administered to 103 male and 133 female sophomore English students from two high schools with similar socioeconomic backgrounds but different individualized reading programs. In the first school, students read and made book reports on three novels of their own choice, while in the second, students were required to read and pass a test on books they selected from an established list. Results from the survey showed slightly more student interest in reading as a hobby in the second school. Among the other results revealed by the questionnaires were the following: (1) young adults do read for pleasure but find active pasttimes more enjoyable, (2) students find reading more appealing if they can choose their own material, (3) tenth grade students do not enjoy being read to by the teacher, (4) required reading does not turn teenagers against reading, and (5) sophomore boys like to read science fiction, adventure, mystery, sports and short stories while sophomore girls like to read romances, mystery, and adventure. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A