ERIC Number: ED244223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-26
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Reading Interests and Habits of Connecticut Students in Grades Four through Twelve.
Gallo, Donald R.
Drawing from data obtained from a two-page student questionnaire mailed to a number of Connecticut English and reading teachers in all types of schools, this paper reports on the reading interests and habits of students in grades four through twelve. Usable responses were received from 3,339 students from 51 schools in 37 different towns and cities. Findings are arranged in the following categories: (1) types of readers, (2) personal reading versus required reading, (3) favorite types of books, (4) favorite books, (5) most recent title read, (6) favorite authors, (7) repeated readings of authors, (8) assigned books, (9) hours of homework per week, (10) hours per week reading outside of school, (11) number of books read outside of class in an average month, (12) hours of television watched in an average week, (13) influence of television and movies on reading, (14) sources of information about good books to read, (15) sources of books, (16) paperbacks versus hardbacks, (17) book purchases, (18) book clubs, (19) places in school where paperbacks can be bought, (20) characteristics of books that appeal to students, (21) number of books owned, (22) what students would buy with an extra eight dollars, (23) records and books purchased during the previous semester, (24) how much students were willing to spend to buy a book, (25) percentages of students whose parents read the same book, (26) parental censorship, and (27) self-censorship. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut