Attitudes to reading at ages nine and eleven: full report
Attitudes to reading at ages nine and eleven
Attitudes to reading at ages nine and eleven: Full report
Marian Sainsbury and Rebecca Clarkson
Research Report, March 2008




Download the research summary here

In June 2007 NFER ran a reading survey questionnaire to determine current attitudes to reading. The questionnaire was completed by year 4 and year 6 children (aged about nine and 11 respectively) in a nationally representative sample of 61 schools. This questionnaire was previously run in June 2003. The survey provides unique evidence of attitudinal change.



Key Findings:
  • reading enjoyment and confidence have not declined since 2003
  • comics were reported as being more popular than stories, poems, and information books
  • enjoyment of reading poems declined significantly.


Further Information:
Format: PDF, 16pp
Sponsor(s): NFER

How to cite this publication:

Sainsbury, M. and Clarkson, R. (2008). Attitudes to Reading at Ages Nine and Eleven: Full Report. Slough: NFER.

Clarkson, R. and Betts, H. (2008). Attitudes to Reading at Ages Nine and Eleven: Research Summary. Slough: NFER.



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