Psychology Faculty Presentations

Title

Gender and Reading: An Examination of Comprehension in Prose and Poetry

Document Type

Poster Session

Conference/Event

Association for Psychological Science, 20th Annual Convention

Location

Chicago, IL

Event Date

5-23-2008

Abstract

This study examined gender differences in reading comprehension of prose and poetry. An AP reading and comprehension exam was administered to 172 high school students. Data analysis indicated that there are few differences in reading comprehension between genders, but reading comprehension is significantly correlated with interest in literature.