A Study of the Differences of the Reading Motivation Based on Grade Level, Gender, and Birth Order

독서 동기유발에 있어서 학년별, 성별 그리고 출생순서에 따른 차이에 관한 연구

  • Choi Yeon-Mi (Library and Information Sciences, Sungkyunkwan University, Master of Education, University of Texas at Arlington. Internship in process at Lamar High School Library)
  • Published : 2006.09.01


Knowing about each student's reading motivation is important to school librarians in producing life-long readers in their students This research asks the questions. are there any significant differences of reading motivation between grade level gender and birth order? and what kinds of reading motivation can encourage students to read books? The questionnaire method composed of 25 items was used for 278 students. The sample consisted of 142 students in 2nd, 136 in 5th grade, 140 boys and 138 girls. and 119 first born and 159 other birth order students. Finding shows that significant differences were observed for the reading motivation in 2nd and 5th grade, no significant differences between boys and girls. and no significant differences between birth order students were observed. It concludes with recommendations of reading motivation to each student or group.


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