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ERIC Number: ED516173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 169
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-1587-3
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A Validation Study of the Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive (PASS) Theory and Its Relationship to Reading Achievement in Adults
Walker, Justin Moore
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado
This study set out to determine if the Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, Successive (PASS) cognitive processing model, a model previously investigated with children, would hold its factorial structure with adults. A collection of PASS experimental tasks were analyzed through Maximum Likelihood Factor Analysis. A four-factor solution consistent with the theoretical model was found with little variation from the literature. In addition, the extent to which the PASS experimental tasks and composite areas predicted reading achievement was examined through multiple regression. The results suggested that the PASS cognitive processing model provides adequate prediction of academic achievement in adults. The Successive PASS composite area was the strongest predictor of reading achievement, thereby supporting previous studies. This study suggests that a battery of experimental PASS tasks with adults can be used to predict reading achievement and allow future studies to explore the utility of a PASS battery for the purposes of job performance prediction and the application of a cognitive processing measure with adult populations. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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