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ERIC Number: EJ1063000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
ABLE: An Instrument for Assessing Elementary Students' Perceptions of Access to Books, Beliefs, and Literacy Environment
Stack, Maria H.; Moorefield-Lang, Heather; Barksdale, Mary Alice
Reading Psychology, v36 n6 p499-518 2015
In order to promote voluntary reading in elementary school, students need to have access to books they want to read, to believe they can read, and to be in an environment conducive to reading. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an instrument intended to measure students' perceptions in these areas. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted on data from 145 elementary school students in one urban elementary school. Results indicated three dimensions of elementary school reading: access to preferred books in school, beliefs as a reader, and literacy environment in school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A