ERIC Number: ED294137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
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The Relationship of Television Viewing to Reading Achievement: A Replication.
In addition to determining the value of television viewing as a teaching tool for reading, a study examined the relationship between reading achievement and the amount of time spent watching television. During a 10-week period, 21 fourth grade students of various races and ethnic backgrounds recorded their television viewing schedule. The Step Test reading comprehension and vocabulary scores from the previous year were compared to a second Step Test given at the end of the 10-week period. Results indicated that the gain in reading comprehension achievement approached statistical significance, and that the average number of television viewing hours did not negatively affect achievement in comprehension over the period studied. (Two tables of data presenting the reading comprehension pretest and posttest results are included, and a sample television viewing chart, a chart comparing student pretest and posttest scores, and 21 references are appended.) (MM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Master's Thesis, Kean College.