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Akbari, Hadi; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Ghazanfari, Mohammad; Ghapanchi, Zargham – Reading Psychology, 2019
The systematic study of second language (L2) reading motivation has been a more recent topic in L2 motivation literature. The purpose of the current study was to highlight the role of L2 reading attitudes in developing the construct of L2 reading motivation. Participants of the study included 192 Iranian EFL learners at B1 level of language…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ghavamnia, Maedeh – Reading Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this mixed-method investigation was to examine the effect of explicit instruction of cognitive strategies on the reading performance of Iranian graduate students and identify the cognitive strategies the participants used while reading a scientific article in English (L2). Prior to the study, the students completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Alireza, Askari; Karimnia, Amin – Reading Psychology, 2018
Concentrating on second language reading motivation as an important construct with different constituents, this study sought to investigate the factors that majorly motivated medical students to read in English, and to find the orientation of the students in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. The data were collected from a sample of 131…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Second Language Learning, Reading Motivation
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Ghahari, Shima; Basanjideh, Mahin – Reading Psychology, 2017
With the advent of learner-centered approaches to language learning and life skills education paradigm in psychology, language classrooms are conceived a fitting educational setting for life skills intervention. This study investigated reading strategies awareness, as a legacy of humanistic psychology and learner-centered movement, of language…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Tests
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Karimi, Mohammad Nabi; Atai, Mohamood Reza – Reading Psychology, 2014
Given the importance associated with multiple-document literacy in the present-day knowledge societies and the dearth of research in English Language Teaching in general and English for Specific/Academic Purposes (ESAP) contexts in particular on multiple-document comprehension and the significance of reader beliefs in this type of comprehension,…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, English for Academic Purposes, Reading Comprehension, Scientific and Technical Information
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Ghavamnia, Maedeh; Ketabi, Saeed; Tavakoli, Mansoor – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study investigated the differences in the type and frequency of strategy use by four proficient and four less-proficient readers. Thirty female senior undergraduates majoring in TEFL at a university in Iran were given a reading comprehension test. Based on the results of their reading test, eight were chosen based on a nonrandom purposive…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Classification