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ERIC Number: ED127620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 94
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Multiple Regression Analysis of Essential Variables Contributing to Spelling Achievement.
MacGregor, Marilyn
This study attempted to discover the relative contribution to spelling achievement (the dependent variable) of each of the following independent variables: intelligence, visual memory, auditory memory, structural analysis, phonetic analysis, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. Participating in the study were 190 students from six seventh-grade classes in two parochial schools. A variety of instruments was used to measure each of the variables. Findings showed that all correlation coefficients between the independent variables and spelling were significant at the .01 level; that all correlation coefficients among the independent variables were significant at the .01 level; that the multiple correlation coefficient between the seven independent variables and spelling accounted for by the independent variables was 58.5% of the total variance in spelling; and that the important independent variables in the regression equation on spelling were reading comprehension, phonetic analysis, vocabulary, and visual memory, in that order. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education