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Comparison Of Elementary School Teachers And Prospective Elementary Teachersõ Reading Interests And Reading Habits


  • Elif Aslanturk
  • A. Seda Saracaloglu

    () (Adnan Menderes University
    Adnan Menderes University)


The aim of this research is to compare reading interests and habits of prospective elementary school teachers and elementary school teachers. The sample of the study consisted of 151 prospective teachers, studying at Education Faculty of Adnan Menderes University and 203 elementary school teachers, working in the city centre of Aydõn. ÒReading Interest ScaleÓ, ÒAdult Form for Reading Habits QuestionnaireÓ developed by Dškmen (1994), and Òpersonal information formÓ which was prepared by the researchers, were used as data collecting instruments. In this study, percentage distribution, mean, standard deviation and minimum and maximum values of the data were calculated. X2 analyses and ANOVA (f, t tests) were applied and correlations coefficients were calculated. According to results of the study, reading interests of both female prospective elementary school teachers and elementary school teachers were higher than those of males. In addition, the results of study indicate that reading interests and reading habits of the participants were at medium level. It was observed that prospective elementary school teachers and elementary school teachers prefer reading Ònewspapers, various journals, humors, arts, culture and science books the mostÓ. And also the results were shown that prospective elementary school teachers read 1.9 books and 2.2 journals per month and elementary school teachers read 1.5 books and 2.1 journals per month. According to the prospective elemetary school teachers, it was due to high costs of the books, not having enough time and being tired. It was observed that there was a significant correlation between the number of books and journals being read per month and the number of books possessed.

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  • Elif Aslanturk & A. Seda Saracaloglu, 2011. "Comparison Of Elementary School Teachers And Prospective Elementary Teachersõ Reading Interests And Reading Habits," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 11(1), pages 155-176, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:155-176

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    Reading; Teacher Education; Elementary school teacher; Prospective Elementary School Teacher; Reading interest; Reading habits.;

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    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General


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