ERIC Number: ED343126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Preferences of Middle School Students in Humorous Literature.
Spiegel, Lisa A.
A study examined the literature preferences of middle school students and centered around humorous literature. Four student groups of rural seventh and eighth graders (261 students) in language arts classes responded to a questionnaire about their preferences. Results indicated that middle school students were interested in reading humorous literature with subpopulations by grade level, sex, and/or achievement level showing no difference in level of humor appreciation. Results showed that humorous literature was consistently rated higher than other literature forms and was requested by students. Findings suggested that humor is an important part of development and should be included in an adolescent's course of study with such placement logically occurring in the area of language arts. (Thirteen tables are included; 31 references are attached. (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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