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The relationship between difficulty of reading material and attitude toward reading [microform] / Helen D. Schotanus
Bib ID 5189354
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Schotanus, Helen D
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1967 
19 p. 
Summary

The relationship between the difficulty of reading material chosen and attitude toward reading was examined. Subjects were 40 second graders. One-half of the subjects exhibted a favorable attitude toward reading, and one-half exhibited an unfavorable attitude. The activity preference test was adapted for the study and administered. An interview, an informal reading inventory, and a second administration of the preference test provided additional data. Correlation and the kolmogorov-smirnov test were used to analyze the data. Children in both the favorable and unfavorable attitude groups chose material below their instructional level for free reading material. As a group, the subjects with favorable attitudes were not better readers than those with unfavorable attitudes. Evidently, the difficulty of the materials did not appear to be a significant factor in determining their attitude. The subjects chose easier materials whether they reported considering difficulty of material or not. A bibliography and an appendix are included. (bk)

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Contract Number: OEC-5-10-154.

Educational level discussed: Grade 2.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Grade 2.  |  Independent Reading.  |  Reading Level.  |  Reading Material Selection.  |  Reading Materials.  |  Reading Research.  |  Student Attitudes.
Other authors/contributors Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning
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