ERIC Number: ED265512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Practices of Adults in One High Technology Company. Reading Competencies and Practices. Technical Report #6.
Kirsch, Irwin; Guthrie, John
A reading activity inventory was administered to approximately 13% of the employees at one division of a high technology company in order to (1) assess the amount of time spent reading different content or topic areas, (2) assess the amount of time spent reading different types of materials, and (3) determine the prevailing uses for reading in terms of amount of time. The inventory was administered in two one-hour guided interviews. Three-way analyses of variance were run to address nine questions concerning the reading practices of these persons in different occupations and settings. It was found that the reading volume for specific contents, materials, and uses were each significantly influenced by the occupational categories and settings in which reading occurred. (Extensive tables and appendixes contain the reading inventory, reading profiles, statistics on the uses of reading, and types of materials read for work and leisure.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.