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ERIC Number: EJ1023355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Motivation for Reading and Upper Primary School Students' Academic Achievement in Reading in Kenya
Mucherah, Winnie; Herendeen, Abbey
Reading Psychology, v34 n6 p569-593 2013
This study examined primary school students' reading motivation and performance on the standardized exam. Participants included 901 seventh and eighth grade students from Kenya. There were 468 females and 433 males. Contrary to previous studies, results showed reading challenge and aesthetics, but not efficacy, predicted reading achievement, indicating reading motivation may not influence achievement similarly across cultures. Gender differences were found in reading achievement but not motivation, an indication of a complex relationship between reading motivation and achievement. Students who read mostly for compliance and recognition did poorly in reading. Eighth graders did better in both reading motivation and achievement.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya