| Published: March 25, 2016
Construction and Standardization of Literary Interest Inventory for the Students of Higher Secondary Schools
The literary interest is to be measured and an inventory is prepared for that. In the present inventory students point out whether they like the activity, like it strongly, dislike or strongly dislike. To construct and standardize literary interest inventory for higher secondary school students. To investigate the significant difference in the literary interest of the students between the sub-groups on gender, area, stream, type of school, standard and components of interest inventory. 3119 higher secondary school students is population. Hence survey method was suitable for the present study. The steps of the construction of the inventory are as follows. Items having t- value more than 1.96 and r-value more than 0.20 were selected. Thus, out of the 100 items, 80 items were selected in the final form of the inventory. The reliability of the inventory was established via test-retest method and split-half method. For establishing criterion validity The Teacher Criterion scale that depict various literary activities that can be carried out in higher secondary schools. The null hypotheses were tested using t-test and f-test. Significant difference is observed in the literary interest of the students with reference to gender. Girls are more inclined towards the literary interest than the boys. Rural students show more interest in literature than the urban students. Students of arts stream show more interest in literature than the students of commerce students and students of science stream show more interest in literature than the students of both streams. Significant difference is students with reference to type of school. Students of grant-in-aid schools show more interest in literature than the students of non-grant-in aid schools.
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© 2016 I V Patel, D Patel
Received: January 10, 2016; Revision Received: January 30, 2016; Accepted: March 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016