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ERIC Number: EJ1056983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Relationship between Graphical Device Comprehension and Overall Text Comprehension for Third-Grade Children
Roberts, Kathryn L.; Norman, Rebecca R.; Cocco, Jaime
Reading Psychology, v36 n5 p389-420 2015
This study examined relationships between reading comprehension, known predictors of reading comprehension (i.e., cognitive flexibility, fluency, reading motivation and attitude, vocabulary), and graphical device comprehension. One-hundred fifty-six third graders completed assessments of known predictor variables and an assessment tapping comprehension of graphical devices commonly found in age-appropriate informational texts: captioned pictures, insets, surface diagrams, cross-sectional diagrams, flow charts, timelines, and tables. Graphical device comprehension was strongly correlated with reading comprehension, rs = 0.49, p (one-tailed) < 0.01. Regression analyses, including known and new variables, revealed that graphical device comprehension accounted for 12.81% of the resulting standardized model predicting general reading comprehension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Elementary Reading Attitude Survey; Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests; Peabody Individual Achievement Test; TerraNova Multiple Assessments
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