Gender Differences in Reading Attitudes and Interests: A Research With Spanish Students from Primary Education

The results of this research show the existence of significant differences between boys and girls in sixth grade as regards their motivation for reading, their attitude towards social or collective reading and their general attitude. Girls obtain more favorable results in these attitudes. No significant differences are observed in the perception that boys and girls have of their reading skills. However, a large number of significant differences in readers’ interests and the type of materials that are attractive to boys and girls are observed.


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