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ERIC Number: ED561451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 60
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-0519-8
Motivation to Read among Rural Adolescents
Belken, Gloria
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Edgewood College
This study used quantitative methods to investigate motivation to read among high school students in a tenth-grade English course at a rural high school in the Midwestern USA. Data were collected and analyzed to replicate previous studies. In this study, when compared to large-scale surveys, respondents showed more positive attitudes toward efficacy as an intrinsic motivation to read, and more unfavorable attitudes toward extrinsic motivations such as recognition and grades. This study also discovered more positive attitudes toward self-concept as an intrinsic motivation and more unfavorable attitudes toward the value of reading as an extrinsic motivation, when compared to previous surveys. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10
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Language: English
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