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Ober, Teresa M.; Brooks, Patricia J.; Plass, Jan L.; Homer, Bruce D. – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study investigated direct and indirect effects of executive functions on reading comprehension in adolescents (N = 87, M = 14.0 years, SD = 1.5) by testing for parallel mediation of effects of working memory, task-switching, and inhibitory control via decoding and text recall/inference. Working memory showed direct and indirect effects on…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Executive Function, Recall (Psychology)
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Grandstaff-Beckers, Gerlinde; Saal, Leah Katherine; Cheek, Earl, Jr. – Reading Psychology, 2013
Reading opens many doors and students who do not comprehend well face serious barriers as they enter postsecondary academic institutions. Young people should be able to read and write when they graduate from high school. Such skills allow people to continue their education as well as increase their odds that they can earn an adequate salary. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 12, College Freshmen, College Preparation
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Bozack, Amanda R.; Salvaggio, Amy Nicole – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study explores the relationship between academic achievement and reading motivation among adolescent boys. We seek to understand (1) if motivational construct scores change meaningfully over time, (2) what relationship exists between the achievement scores and reported reading motivation, and (3) if students who report higher reading…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Motivation, Males, Adolescents
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Pilonieta, Paola – Reading Psychology, 2010
Research supports using research-based comprehension strategies; however, comprehension strategy instruction is not highly visible in basal reading programs or classroom instruction, resulting in many students who struggle with comprehension. A content analysis examined which research-based comprehension strategies were presented in five…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Basal Reading, Reading Programs, Content Analysis