ERIC Number: EJ1095483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Development and Validation of the Isakson Survey of Academic Reading Attitudes (ISARA)
Isakson, Richard L.; Isakson, Marné B.; Plummer, Kenneth J.; Chapman, Sara B.
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v46 n2 p113-138 2016
The literature reveals that no adequate instrument exists to measure college students' attitudes toward academic reading even though such attitudes are crucial for reading compliance and learning from text. To remedy this, the authors created and refined an attitude survey, administering it to 855 university students across four iterations. The resulting 20-item instrument measures academic reading attitudes on three subscales: (1) students' perceived academic reading behaviors, (2) their expectations for success with academic reading tasks, and (3) the value they place on academic reading. Factor analyses demonstrated acceptable fit using this three-factor structure. Reliability coefficients estimating internal consistency ranged from 0.800 to 0.890. Correlations among the three-factor subscales varied from 0.365 to 0.675. Implications of the survey for research and attitude assessment are discussed.
Descriptors: Surveys, Reading Attitudes, Higher Education, College Students, Factor Analysis, Correlation, Reliability, Reading Habits, Reading Ability, Educational Experience, Reading Comprehension, Reading, Likert Scales, Pretests Posttests, Reading Assignments, Student Attitudes, Reading Achievement, Item Analysis, Recreational Reading, Content Area Reading
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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