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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1997

Elementary Education

Reading preferences

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Fifth Graders Talk About Leisure Reading: A Series Of Focus Groups, Jodi A. Philipps May 1997

Fifth Graders Talk About Leisure Reading: A Series Of Focus Groups, Jodi A. Philipps

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to discover the attitudes, behaviors and interests of fifth grade students concerning leisure time reading.

The subjects consisted of nine focus groups of five students each (n=45) selected from fifth grade classes within Monroe County school districts. The schools were stratified by location including urban, suburban, and rural environments. Student selection was made by classroom teachers based on a variety of reading abilities and gender. Focus groups were interviewed regarding their leisure time reading habits, interests and behaviors. Group responses were then analyzed qualitatively and grouped into various categories.

While the results did ...