I’m a student in Psychology and Education at Penn State, trying to get some early information for a study-to-be. Right now, I’m just collecting data to get a feel for the kinds of answers I’ll get by using certain questions (so i can set up a good questionairre for the actual study) and anything you’d send to me would be totally confidential. I’ve set up a survey with some questions about reading motivation in your kids and your reading behaviors at home. If you have the time, I’d be thrilled to hear from you! Thank you so much!
PS: also, i'm sorry if this isn't allowed in this community, i wasn't certain - feel free to delete me if it's not allowed here.
Answer only what you feel comfortable answering. You can post answers on here as a comment, or are welcome to email them to me at email@example.com. I really appreciate your willingness to donate some time to me – thank you! Also, it’d be really helpful, if you post your answers as a comment, if you could leave a contact-email address so i can get back to you if i have questions. Thanks again!
Questions about you:
Number of kids, ages of kids, sex of kids
How avid a reader are you (books for yourself)?
Do you like to read (books for yourself)?
Do you keep many books around the house? (Kids books or grownup books?)
Questions about reading behavior with your child(ren):
If you have multiple kids, feel free to answer these questions differently for each child.
Do you read to your child?
How often? (about how many hours/week?)
What kinds of books?
When did you first being to read to your child?
At what age, ideally, do you feel parents should begin to read to their children?
Did/does your child attend a preschool or other group-daycare?
How often do they read to the kids?
Are books prevalent and accessible (to the kids) in the facility?
If there are multiple kids in your house:
Can the older child read?
Does he/she read to the younger child(ren)? If yes, how often?
Your child’s reading motivation – again, feel free to answer differently for each child
Does your child ask you to read him/her books? How often?
Does he or she seem to enjoy reading with you?
If not already reading, is he/she trying to learn? Interested in learning?
If reading, does he/she enjoy reading by him/herself? How often does he/she read alone?