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McCreary, John J.; Marchant, Gregory J. – Reading Psychology, 2017
The relationship between reading and empathy was explored. Controlling for GPA and gender, reading variables were hypothesized as related to empathy; the relationship was expected to differ for males and females. For the complete sample, affective components were related to GPA but not reading. Perspective taking was related to reading…
Descriptors: Correlation, Empathy, Grade Point Average, Gender Differences
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Putro, Nur Hidayanto Pancoro Setyo; Lee, Jihyun – Reading Psychology, 2017
The era of "digital literacy" raises the question of whether the meaning of reading interest may have changed. This study examined psycho-behavioral dimensions of reading interest as these relate to different reading modes and different purposes of reading. Findings show that reading interest is best represented by its subcomponents of…
Descriptors: Reading Interests, Technological Literacy, Factor Structure, Printed Materials
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Ozturk, Gulsah; Hill, Susan; Yates, Gregory – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study explored associations in the family context, conceptualized as comprising parent-child practices and parental expectations, and five-year-old children's attitudes toward literacy. A total of 94 children from four primary schools and their parents participated in the study. Each child completed an individually administered Literacy…
Descriptors: Correlation, Family Environment, Young Children, Student Attitudes
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Dhanapala, Kusumi Vasantha; Hirakawa, Yukiko – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study investigated the extent of the motivational processes that facilitated the text comprehension among 406 Sri Lankan university students in Sri Lanka. Students' L2 text comprehension and reading motivation were assessed using a reading comprehension test and a reading motivation and attitude questionnaire. The Principal Componential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning
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Schaffner, Ellen; Schiefele, Ulrich – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study addressed the role of reading motivation as a potential determinant of losses or gains in reading competence over six weeks of summer vacation (SV). Based on a sample of 223 third-grade elementary students, structural equation analyses showed that intrinsic reading motivation before SV contributed positively to both word and sentence…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Role
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Stack, Maria H.; Moorefield-Lang, Heather; Barksdale, Mary Alice – Reading Psychology, 2015
In order to promote voluntary reading in elementary school, students need to have access to books they want to read, to believe they can read, and to be in an environment conducive to reading. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an instrument intended to measure students' perceptions in these areas. An exploratory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Access to Education, Access to Information, Beliefs
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Putman, S. Michael – Reading Psychology, 2014
The Internet is having a profound impact on the literacy practices of today's students. Acknowledging the complex processes associated with reading online, the Survey of Online Reading Attitudes and Behaviors (SORAB) was created to further our understandings in this area. A factor analysis revealed the instrument included five factors that…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Publishing, Reading Habits, Factor Analysis
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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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Huang, SuHua – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study employed a triangulated mixed method to investigate reading motivation of Chinese middle school students in Taiwan. A total of 247 seventh grade students (122 boys and 125 girls) participated voluntarily by completing the Chinese Motivation for Research Questionnaire (CMRQ). Sixteen of the 247 students were purposely selected to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Roberts, Frank W.; Dansereau, Donald F. – Reading Psychology, 2008
In this experiment, 175 participants generated node-link maps or summaries using multiple, massed, or ad lib schedules while reading text on stress-related information. They rated personal relevance immediately following studying and completed tests on the information and measures of attitudes and intentions 48 hours later. Low-verbal-ability…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Intention, Stress Variables