Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(5), pp. 1050 - 1059
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060526
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Examination of Legibility and Writing Speeds of Primary School Students with Respect to Writing Disposition and Writing Style


Aysel Demiroğlu Memiş *
Department of Elementary Education, Faculty of Education, Bulent Ecevit University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Relational screening from descriptive screening models was used in this study in which legibility and speeds of writings of primary school students with respect to writing disposition and different writing styles were examined. A sample of 325 children in the 4th and 5th grades attending schools in the Kdz. Eregli participated into the study. According to the results of the study, writing dispositions of the girl students in both grades were higher than those of the boy students, and there was a significant different there between. While the writing dispositions of the fifth grade students were higher, it did not differentiate with the fourth grade students. There was a high-level, positive and significant relationship between cursive italic writing and manuscript writing legibility. There was a positive, medium-level and significant relationship between cursive italic writing legibility and writing speed with manuscript letters. There was a medium-level, positive and significant relationship between manuscript writing speed and cursive italic writing speed. In both writing style, as legibility increased, writing disposition points also increased; in all legibility dimensions, a significant difference was determined between the students in terms of writing disposition.

KEYWORDS
Primary Education, Writing Disposition, Writing Style, Legibility, Writing Speeds

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Aysel Demiroğlu Memiş . "Examination of Legibility and Writing Speeds of Primary School Students with Respect to Writing Disposition and Writing Style." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.5 (2018) 1050 - 1059. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060526.