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Purpose: The present research aims to compare the effect of storytelling, book reading and showing films on the motivation for and interest in reading in the 7- to 10-year-old children who referred to public libraries of the city of Kermanshah.
Method: This is a semi-experimental research on tree groups, i.e. pretest, posttest and follow-up. The statistial population of the study included all 7- to 10-year-old children from whom 30 individuals were selected using a purposeful and homogeneous sampling method, and then were organized into in three groups. The research data were collected by using two researcher-made questionnaires (i.e. Level of Motivation for and Interest in Reading Questionnaire, and Parents Questionnaire) designed with the cooperation of a number of KIS and pscychology professors. The questionnaires' validity were confirmed by 4 professors in the fields of educational sciences and KIS and their reliability scores calculated using the Cronbach's alpha method were found to be 0.746 and 0.823, respectively. Multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) and repeated measurement variance analysis were used data to analyze the data.
Findings: The findings showed that in all three groups (storytelling, book reading, and showing films), the amount of motivation for and interest in reading was increased immediately after training and one month after training, but the storytelling method had more effect on the rate of children's motivation for and interest in reading compared to the other methods.
Originality/value: The value of this research lies in its showing the importance of storytelling for making children interested in reading, such that the results indicated that all three methods of storytelling, reading and showing films can be effective methods to increase the motivation and interest of children, though storytelling is more effective. In general, all three methods make the child interested in the library. For this reason, those children who attend the sessions of storytelling, reading and film shows would become more interested in library and reading.
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Type of Study: quantitative | Subject: GIS and Geographic Studies
Received: 2018/05/16 | Accepted: 2018/08/1 | Published: 2019/08/10

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