Date of Award

12-1979

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Dr. Gerald Begy

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the reading attitudes and the reading habits of two distinct groups of freshman college students. One hundred students enrolled in classes in the Learning Skills Center and one hundred students enrolled in classes in the General Education Program were involved in this study.

A second purpose was to determine if a significant difference, in relation to reading attitudes and reading habits, existed between the two groups.

Statistical analysis strongly revealed that a significant correlation exists between the reading attitudes and the reading habits of the two groups of freshman college students. The results also demonstrated that no significant difference exists between the two groups of freshmen.

It appears that a relationship exists between how students think about reading and their actual habits but the exact nature of that relationship is unknown.

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