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Wimmer, Jennifer J.; Draper, Roni Jo – Reading Psychology, 2019
Given that most preservice teachers have grown up in a technological world, it is commonly accepted that they will bring their new literacies knowledge and skills into their future classrooms. However, little is actually known about preservice teachers' perceptions of the place of new literacies in elementary schools. Therefore, the purpose of…
Descriptors: Value Judgment, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Educational Needs
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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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Harmon, Janis; Martinez, Miriam; Juarez, Lucinda; Wood, Karen; Simmerson, Lisa; Terrazas, Christopher – Reading Psychology, 2019
Given that much of the research on classroom libraries focus on elementary school classrooms, this study sought to examine classroom libraries at the middle school level. Access to books is especially important for middle school students given the persistent decline in reading engagement at this level. The research questions guiding this…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Classrooms, Libraries, Middle Schools
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Albashtawi, Abeer Hameed – Reading Psychology, 2019
This mixed-methods study examined the effectiveness of the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) on the improvement of EFL students' academic reading achievement. Participants were 122 Jordanian EFL undergraduate students who were divided into two groups: experimental and control groups. Data were collected using academic reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Academic Language, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bray, Jeff – Reading Psychology, 2018
Results from this experimental study indicate that naïve theories of intelligence do not play a significant role in the formation of students' judgments of learning (JOL) or students' study choices when reading text that is difficult to process. Students' JOL tended to be fairly accurate indicators of performance on a comprehension assessment, but…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Difficulty Level, Intelligence, Reading Materials
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Bussert-webb, Kathy M.; Zhang, Zhidong – Reading Psychology, 2018
Many assume low-income, emergent bilingual Latinos have poor reading attitudes. To investigate this issue, we surveyed 1,503 Texas public high school students through stratified cluster sampling to determine their reading attitudes. Most represented Latinos and mixed-race Latinos/Whites who heard Spanish at home and whose mother tongue was…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Surveys, High School Students
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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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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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Alkhaleefah, Tarek A. – Reading Psychology, 2017
Research in strategy use needs to provide comprehensive and detailed qualitative discussion of individual cases and their strategic processing of texts to deepen our understanding of the cognitive and metacognitive processes readers resort to when reading different texts for different purposes. Hence, the present paper aims to provide in-depth and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Repaskey, Lisa L.; Schumm, Jeanne; Johnson, Jacqueline – Reading Psychology, 2017
This investigation focused on elementary-aged (first and fourth grade) children's individual preferences for narrative and expository text and perceptions of what their same-aged peers would like to read. Preferences and perceptions of text were examined through the lenses of social constructivist and engaged reading theories. The overall purpose…
Descriptors: Preferences, Grade 1, Grade 4, 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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Boerma, Inouk E.; Mol, Suzanne E.; Jolles, Jelle – Reading Psychology, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher perceptions and children's reading motivation, with specific attention to gender differences. The reading self-concept, task value, and attitude of 160 fifth and sixth graders were measured. Teachers rated each student's reading comprehension. Results showed that for boys,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Gender Differences, Reading Motivation, Grade 6
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Lindeblad, Emma; Svensson, Idor; Gustafson, Stefan – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study investigated the self-image and psychological well-being in 67 children and adolescents age 10-16 years with severe reading difficulties and/or dyslexia. The participants were assessed with Beck Youth Inventory regarding symptoms of depression, anxiety, and negative self-image. The results showed that the participants do not depict…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Well Being, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Reading Difficulties
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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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Bussert-Webb, Kathy; Zhang, Zhidong – Reading Psychology, 2016
Through random sampling, we surveyed 2,568 high school students throughout Texas to determine their reading attitudes vis-à-vis individual and school background variables. Sources were the Rhody reading attitude scale and public domain campus summary data; the lenses of attitude theory and social justice informed this study. Significant…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, High School Students, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes
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