ERIC Number: EJ1064514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Performance in a Visual Search Task Uniquely Predicts Reading Abilities in Third-Grade Hong Kong Chinese Children
Liu, Duo; Chen, Xi; Chung, Kevin K. H.
Scientific Studies of Reading, v19 n4 p307-324 2015
This study examined the relation between the performance in a visual search task and reading ability in 92 third-grade Hong Kong Chinese children. The visual search task, which is considered a measure of visual-spatial attention, accounted for unique variance in Chinese character reading after controlling for age, nonverbal intelligence, vocabulary knowledge, morphological awareness, phonological awareness, orthographic knowledge, and rapid automatized naming. Visual search skill also explained unique variance in reading comprehension after further controlling for Chinese character reading. The findings of the present study underscore the importance of visual-spatial attention for Chinese reading, at both the character and text levels.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Visual Perception, Reading Ability, Reading Skills, Spatial Ability, Age Differences, Nonverbal Ability, Vocabulary, Morphology (Languages), Phonological Awareness, Orthographic Symbols, Naming, Attention, Visual Stimuli, Chinese, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Matrices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices