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ERIC Number: EJ1098658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1539-0578
Investigating Reading Comprehension and Learning Styles in Relation to Reading Strategies in L2
Gürses, Meral Özkan; Bouvet, Eric
Reading in a Foreign Language, v28 n1 p20-42 Apr 2016
This study aims to investigate the extent to which reading comprehension and learning styles are related to perceived use of reading strategies among students studying French at an Australian university and a Turkish university. Ninety-one participants completed a background questionnaire, the Survey of Reading Strategies, the Kolb Learning Style Inventory 3.1 as well as a reading comprehension test. The findings revealed a small negative correlation between perceived use of reading strategies and reading comprehension for all participants and, in particular, for the Australian subgroup; however, correlation coefficients were not statistically significant. Furthermore, the findings indicated that the participants with converging styles reported the highest usage of strategies in both subgroups and that converging learning styles influenced perceived use of reading strategies. In light of its findings, this research calls for larger-scale studies investigating the relationship among learning styles, reading comprehension, and reading strategies of language learners.
Reading in a Foreign Language. National Foreign Language Resource Center, 1859 East-West Road #106, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory
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