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Self-Perceptions and Reading Habits of Adolescents, College Students, and Adults [microform] / Patricia L. Anders and Douglas Cardell
Bib ID 5345197
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Anders, Patricia L
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
11 p. 
Summary

This study surveyed random samples of the junior high school, college, and adult population groups in Tucson, Arizona, for reading habits, self-perceived reading abilities, and the ability to retain information read in local newspapers. The survey data indicate that members of all three groups believe that they comprehend more than their peers, that they enjoy reading more than their peers, and that they actually read more than their peers. Analysis of the surveyed reading habits shows that junior high school students in Tucson read more books but fewer magazines and newspapers than the other two groups, and that the adults relied more on reading materials as a news source than the other two groups. No significant differences were found between groups in their ability to retain information read in local newspapers. The study concludes that its results are in striking contrast to the popular assumption that more and more people are reading less and less. (RL)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977).

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 Adults.  |  College Students.  |  Community Surveys.  |  Junior High School Students.  |  Reading Ability.  |  Reading Habits.  |  Reading Interests.  |  Reading Materials.  |  Retention (Psychology)  |  Self Concept.  |  Self Evaluation.  |  Arizona (Tucson)
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Cardell, Douglas, author
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