Faculty Publications

Title

Attitudes and reading achievement of students in an alternative high school

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Reading Psychology

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

121

Last Page

127

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine whether students who attend an alternative high school experienced a change in attitude toward school, self and others, and if any change was reflected in improvement in reading ability. The test instruments were administered as pre and posttest assessments. The subjects ranged from grades ten through twelve; and, were identified by having attended the school for the complete school term. Mean raw scores were used for comparison of differences in attitudes and differences in reading achievement. Raw scores were used for the comparison of relationships between change in attitudes and improvement in reading. Significant differences were found for: change in attitudes and reading comprehension. The relationship found between attitude variables and reading improvement was minimal. © 1983 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1983

DOI of published version

10.1080/0270271830040202

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