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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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Stang Lund, Elisabeth; Bråten, Ivar; Brante, Eva W.; Strømsø, Helge I. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study investigated whether memory for conflicting information predicted mental representation of source-content links (i.e., who said what) in a sample of 86 Norwegian adolescent readers. Participants read four texts presenting conflicting claims about sun exposure and health. With differences in gender, prior knowledge, and interest…
Descriptors: Memory, Expository Writing, Reading Processes, Foreign Countries
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Schimmel, Naomi; Ness, Molly – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study examined the effects of reading mode (oral and silent) and text genre (narrative and expository) on fourth graders' reading comprehension. While controlling for prior reading ability of 48 participants, we measured comprehension. Using a repeated measured design, data were analyzed using analysis of covariance, paired t-tests, and…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Silent Reading, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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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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Dollinger, Stephen J. – Reading Psychology, 2016
On empirical and theoretical grounds, it is proposed that the enjoyment of reading, and particular reading interests, relate to people's individuality. This research used photo essays about the self as the method for operationalizing individuality--that is, self-construals that are unlike others (i.e. are uniquely self-reflective,…
Descriptors: Reading Interests, College Students, Questionnaires, Essays
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Duggleby, Sandra J.; Tang, Wei; Kuo-Newhouse, Amy – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study examined the relationship between ninth-grade students' use of connectives (temporal, causal, adversative, and additive) in functional writing and performance on standards-based/criterion-referenced measures of reading and writing. Specifically, structural equation modeling (SEM) techniques were used to examine the relationship between…
Descriptors: Prediction, High School Students, Structural Equation Models, Reading Comprehension
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Amendum, Steven J.; Conradi, Kristin; Liebfreund, Meghan D. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between the challenge level of text and early readers' reading comprehension. This relationship was also examined with consideration to students' word recognition accuracy and reading rate. Participants included 636 students, in Grades 1-3, in a southeastern state. Results suggest that…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Scores
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Krach, S. Kathleen; McCreery, Michael P.; Loe, Scott A.; Jones, W. Paul – Reading Psychology, 2016
Previous research demonstrates specific relationships between personality traits and general academic performance. In addition, research studies have demonstrated relationships among personality and variables related to reading fluency (i.e. speed, accuracy, automaticity, and prosody). However, little investigation has examined specific links…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Reading Fluency
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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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Zheng, Guoguo; Schwanenflugel, Paula J.; Rogers, Samantha M. – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study aimed to develop and validate a measure of emergent reading motivation designed for prekindergarten children, called the Emergent Reading Motivation Scale (ERMS). The development of the ERMS was to overcome the limitation that current existing reading motivation measures are not developmentally appropriate for young children. Fifty-six…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Preschool Children, English
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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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Price, Katherine W.; Meisinger, Elizabeth B.; Louwerse, Max M.; D'Mello, Sidney – Reading Psychology, 2016
Silent reading fluency has received limited attention in the school-based literatures across the past decade. We fill this gap by examining both oral and silent reading fluency and their relation to overall abilities in reading comprehension in fourth-grade students. Lower-level reading skills (word reading, rapid automatic naming) and vocabulary…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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Scott, D. Beth; Dreher, Mariam Jean – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study examined the thinking processes students engage in while constructing graphic representations of textbook content. Twenty-eight students who either used graphic representations in a routine manner during social studies instruction or learned to construct graphic representations based on the rhetorical patterns used to organize textbook…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Protocol Analysis, Correlation, Textbook Content
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Fives, Allyn – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study explored the association between reading self-belief and reading achievement among a representative sample of nine year old children in the Republic of Ireland. Results from analysis of variance and simple effects analysis showed a positive linear association between reading achievement and "attitude to reading." The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Reading Attitudes
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Cartwright, Kelly B.; Marshall, Timothy R.; Wray, Erica – Reading Psychology, 2016
Although substantial research indicates motivation contributes significant variance to reading comprehension in upper elementary students, research with students in primary grades has focused, instead, on the relation of motivation to word reading. Assessment of reading motivation in 68 first and second graders indicated word and nonword reading…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Motivation, Role
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