Investigation of the 4th Grade Primary School Students’ Attitudes Towards Reading in the Scope of Different Variables

Ibrahim Halil Yurdakal


In this study, it is aimed to examine the attitudes of fourth grade primary school students towards reading in terms of
different variables. In this context, the attitudes of students' reading attitudes were examined according to gender, age,
read books regulary and number of books read in a month. The research was prepared in accordance with the
relational survey model from the quantitative patterns. The sample of the study consists of 217 primary school fourth
grade students. The data of the study were collected with reading attitude scale prepared by Yurdakal and Susar
(2018). Cronbach's Alpha value of the scale is 0.853 and the scale is composed of 4 dimensions and 28 questions.
Kruskal Wallis H and Mann Whitney U tests were used to analyze the data. When the results of the research are
examined, the attitudes of the students towards reading do not differ according to gender. Students' attitudes towards
reading varies significantly according to age variable and this significance is in favor of 9-10 years. The students'
attitudes towards reading differ with students who do not regularly read books and this is in favor of students who do
not read a regular book. The attitudes of students towards reading do not differ according to the number of books
read monthly.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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