Abstract

A 50-item reading interest inventory was administered to 115 hearing-impaired students and 72 hearing students between the ages of 9 and 12. Each item included a fictitious title and illustrated annotations. Students indicated media preferences (print vs. television) and degree of interest on a 3-point Likert scale. Items were grouped into five clusters: Excitement, Social Empathy, Informational, Recreational, and Fantasy. Results showed that hearing-impaired students had a broader base of interests than their hearing peers. Sex was a significant factor affecting hearing students' cluster choices, but was not as pervasive for the hearing-impaired students.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-0375
Print ISSN
0002-726X
Pages
pp. 291-296
Launched on MUSE
2013-04-22
Open Access
No
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