ERIC Number: ED327841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Urban Second Graders' Attitudes toward Reading.
Linek, Wayne M.; And Others
A study investigated second-grade urban students' attitudes toward reading and examined whether attitudes toward reading correlate with reading achievement and reading performance. Subjects, 42 male and 42 female students from 2 ethnically and racially diverse urban public elementary schools, were individually assessed on primer or preprimer passages using an informal reading inventory and were administered a standardized reading test and a reading attitude measure. Results indicated that: (1) the attitudes toward reading were positive but slipping in relation to recreational reading; and (2) there was a nonsignificant low correlation between total reading attitude and reading achievement. Results also showed that reading at the library appeared to be a truly positive experience especially for boys who were the slowest readers. (Six tables of data are included; 41 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (34th, Nashville, TN, November 2-4, 1990).