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ERIC Number: EJ1068177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
The Self-System of a Struggling College Reader: "I Just Figured Somewhere along the Line I Was Gonna Fail"
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v6 n2 p68-84 2010
This qualitative study aims at explaining reading beliefs and behaviors of college students taking a developmental reading course through analyzing components of the students' self-systems. A student's self-system is comprised of many different factors that may or may not develop in tandem through experiences in and out of school (Borkowski, Carr, Rellinger, & Pressley (1990). These factors include: self-efficacy, self-esteem, locus of control, achievement, motivation, and attributional beliefs of learning. Unfortunately not all students' self-systems develop appropriately. Schraw and Bruning (1999) claim that as the self-system weakens, a student's ability to engage in deeper processing of a text also diminishes. I used the self-system framework to understand my students' learning and reading beliefs and behaviors.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Reading, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Locus of Control, Reading Achievement, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Reading Skills, Pretests Posttests, Semi Structured Interviews, Reading Attitudes, Coding
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://jolle.coe.uga.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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