Dissertation Information for Mary Ann Berry
- Mary Ann Berry
- Library and Information Science
- University of North Texas (USA) (1991)
- Herman L. Totten
- Katherine Cveljo
- Lawrence Fred Thomas
- Barbara Stein Martin
MPACT Status: Fully Complete
Title: The personal reading interests of third, fourth, and fifth-grade children in selected Arkansas public schools
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the personal reading interests of students in the third, fourth and fifth grades and to determine if advances in technology in the past twenty years have changed their reading interests.
Students from randomly selected public schools in Arkansas were asked to respond with a Yes, No, or ?, to identify their interest when read excerpts from books chosen from fourteen categories. Their responses were then analyzed on the basis of sex, grade, ability, sex and grade, and sex and ability. Analysis of variance revealed significant differences between means for eleven of the fourteen categories on the basis of sex and on the basis of grade; a significant difference between means for six categories on the basis of ability; and a significant difference between means for one category on the basis of sex and grade, and one category on the basis of sex and ability. An open-end question, which gave the students an opportunity to write their favorite choice of a book to read, was analyzed. The results indicated that eighty-two percent of their choices were from one of these fourteen categories.
These research results were similar to those found in most research studies done in the past twenty years. To keep abreast of students' reading interests continuous studies need to be done.
MPACT Scores for Mary Ann Berry
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