ERIC Number: ED255857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
An Examination of Attitude Development toward Reading in Grades One through Six.
Parker, Anita; Paradis, Edward
To ascertain whether reading attitudes changed as boys and girls progressed through the grades, a reading attitude inventory was administered to 234 children in grades one through six. Items in the inventory were grouped into the following categories: free reading in the classroom, organized reading in the classroom, reading at the library, reading at home, other recreational reading, and general reading. Results indicated no attitude changes from grades one through three nor between grades five and six. The difference found between grades four and five appeared attributable to a more positive attitude toward nonclassroom type reading in grade five. Sex differences approaching statistical significance favored girls; however, no interactions between sex and grade level were reported. (Author/HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (1st, Jackson Hole, WY, October 13-15, 1983). For a related document, see CS 007 845.