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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development


The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Kiddie QR stress management technique would affect the reading attitude of first grade students. It was also the intent of the investigation to examine whether the subjects of the treatment group, identified as least stressed and most stressed, would make gains in reading attitude.

Statistical analysis of pre and post reading attitude scores of the treatment and control groups revealed the following results: There was no significant difference in the reading attitudes of the treatment group as compared to the control group after the former received instruction in Kiddie QR.

There was also no significant difference in the reading attitudes of the most stressed subjects as compared to least stressed after each received instruction and utilized Kiddie QR.

While research indicates that alleviation of stress yields positive results, this study did not show a positive relationship between stress and reading attitude. This could be an indication that a longer relaxation period was necessary. Further investigation in this area is warranted.

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