Date of Award

1-1994

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

Abstract

The following thesis studied Parental Involvement and Children's Attitudes Toward Reading. The researcher found numerous studies dealing with parental involvement and children's attitudes toward reading although very few dealt with the use of a reading program designed to go home.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between parents' involvement in a home/school reading program and the attitude their child has toward reading. The question was: How is parents' involvement in a home/school reading program related to children's attitude toward reading?

The subjects of this study were twenty five-year-old kindergartners attending a suburban elementary school. On a daily basis these twenty children chose a book to go home. Along with this book the child brought a bookmark for their parents to fill out. For two months the researcher kept separate piles of bookmarks for every child. At the end of the two month period the bookmarks were evaluated by the researcher and two other district personnel.

The researcher found a strong correlation between parental involvement and children's attitudes toward reading.

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