ERIC Number: ED255859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
The Second Year of an Examination of Attitude Development toward Reading in Grades One through Six.
Parker, Anita; Paradis, Edward
To continue the monitoring of reading attitude development begun in an earlier study of 234 children in grades one through six, a second reading attitude inventory was administered in the same school district to 216 primary students and 293 intermediate students. Of particular significance to this study was a change in the basal reading series used by the school district. Among the findings are the following: (1) no significant differences were observed in attitude changes in the primary grades, while a significant difference was observed in attitude changes in the intermediate grades; (2) a significant difference was observed between sexes, with males having more positive attitude scores than females in both primary and intermediate grades; (3) no sex by grade interaction was observed in the primary grades; boys reported more positive scores in all grades; and (4) a significant sex by grade interaction was observed in the intermediate grades--boys reported more positive scores in grades 4 and 5, but less positive scores in grade 6. (The paper concludes with a comparison of the first year study with the results of this study.) (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 (2nd, Jackson Hole, WY, October 4-6, 1984). For a related document, see CS 007 511.