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ERIC Number: ED417378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 42
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Gender Differences in Attitude toward Reading in a Sample of the Jewish Community.
Fendrick, Hermine
Reading attitude has been of great concern since the 1960s. A sex-appropriate attitude toward reading can help learners become effective readers. A study compared the sex differences in attitudes toward reading among seven different Jewish groups. The groups included university students and adults from Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox denominations. The present investigation used the Mazurkiewicz Masculine/Feminine Attitude Inventory (1960) to survey the reading attitudes of the 208 participants. Results showed that 87% of the women viewed reading as sex appropriate, while only 48% of the men viewed it as sex appropriate. Results indicated that, compared to previous populations surveyed, more Jewish men viewed reading as sex appropriate. However, there was still a significant difference between the sexes regarding attitude toward reading. (Contains 2 tables of data and 35 references. Appendixes contain a glossary of related definitions, an additional table of raw data, and the survey inventory used.) (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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