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ERIC Number: ED363857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 45
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Learning Styles and Students' Reading Selections. A Scholarly Study.
Sawyer, Shirley
A study determined the relationship, if any, between students' learning styles and the types of books they choose to read independently, as well as the amount of time they spend reading independently. Study participants were 72 seventh-grade students attending a middle school in Cobb County, Georgia, who had scored 70 or above in any of the four learning styles on the Hanson Silver Learning Preference Inventory. Student responses were collected and tabulated according to learning style. Results from a questionnaire show that mastery books were chosen as the favorite type of book to read by 47.2% of the students in the sensing-feeling learning style. Nearly 54% of the intuitive-feelers chose fantasy, and 50% of the intuitive-thinkers chose humor as their favorite type of book to read independently. Based on these results, it appears that the type of book that students chose to read independently was not related to their learning style. In addition, the students' learning style was not found to be related to the amount of time they spent reading independently. (Eight tables of data are included; 27 references and the survey questionnaire are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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