Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this study was to determine the nonfiction leisure reading interests of one-hundred and thirty juniors at Columbus High School in Waterloo, Iowa. The results of the survey revealed that one-third of the students read in their free time. Thirty-four percent of those who reported reading in their leisure time, choose to read nonfiction books. Twenty-four percent of the subjects believed that the purpose of nonfiction books was a combination of completing schoolwork and satisfying personal curiosity. The students also reported that the areas of sports and biography or autobiography were the two subjects they most liked to read about.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
Barbara R. Safford
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©1995 Susan A. Witthoft
Witthoft, Susan A., "Nonfiction Book Leisure Reading Interests of High School Juniors at Columbus High School, Waterloo, Iowa" (1995). Graduate Research Papers. 4124.