ERIC Number: ED275989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Leisure Time Reading versus Television Viewing Time for Seventh Grade Reading Students.
A study examined the relationship between the amount of time spent on leisure reading, number of books read, time spent watching television, and seventh grade students' reading achievement scores. It was hypothesized that neither reading habits nor television viewing habits would be related to reading achievement scores. A random sample of 39 advanced and 32 regular reading students were surveyed as to their reading and television viewing habits, and their Science Research Associates (SRA) composite reading scores were correlated. The results indicated that students with higher reading achievement scores watched less television and read more books than did students with lower reading scores. Results also showed that parents of advanced students read more often to them and provided them with more books than did the parents of children of regular students. Data showed little difference between boys and girls in the number of books read and time spent either on reading or watching television. Four tables and three histograms are included. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research Study for ASC 579, Sam Houston State University.