A Study of the Relationship Between Economic Backgrounds and Reading Interests of High School Students

${\cdot}$고등학생의 경제적배경과 독서흥미와의 관계에 관한 연구

  • Kim Doo-hong (Korean Scientific & Technology Information Center)
  • 김두홍 (한국과학기술정보센터(KORSTIC))
  • Published : 1970.12.01


The study tries to clarify middle and high school students' reading interests in recreational, informative, inspirational, and aesthetic reading areas 1,260 students' reading cards from 7 schools are divided into economically high, middle, and low groups, each of which is subdivided into reading objectives. The writer finds no close relationship between the students' economic status and their reading preferences. However, the study indicates that recreational books are read in the order of higher, middle, and lower economic groups and informative and inspirational books in the reversed order. The writer also finds different preferences between individuals more evident than those between groups, and recommends individualized reading guidance for students.