ERIC Number: ED151778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan-15
Reference Count: 0
A Chronometric Study of Component Skills in Reading. Technical Report No. 2.
Frederiksen, John R.
A component skills model of reading is presented. On the basis of the model, five component factors are hypothesized: grapheme encoding, encoding multiletter units, phonemic translation, automaticity of articulation, and depth of processing in word recognition. The fit of the hypothesized component factor model is tested using covariance data for 11 chronometric measures, chosen to reflect separate stages of processing. The fit of the structural model is found to be good (p=.2). Three alternative models are developed, each representing a simplification of the general model; in each case the alternative structural model is rejected. The component skills model accounts for nearly all of the variance in subjects' general reading ability as measured by standard tests of reading comprehension. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.