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ERIC Number: EJ1116911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Low-Skilled Adult Readers Look Like Typically Developing Child Readers: A Comparison of Reading Skills and Eye Movement Behavior
Barnes, Adrienne E.; Kim, Young-Suk
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v29 n9 p1889-1914 Nov 2016
Adults enrolled in basic education exhibit poor academic performance, often reading at elementary and middle-school levels. The current study investigated the similarities and differences of reading skills and eye movement behavior between a sample of 25 low-skilled adult readers and 25 first grade students matched on word reading skill. t tests for matched pairs found no significant differences on language comprehension, reading comprehension, or eye movement variables. Regression analyses revealed that language comprehension made greater contributions to reading comprehension for adults (verses children) in the simple view of reading model. Processing time (gaze duration) was found to account for unique variance in both passage reading comprehension and sentence comprehension efficiency after controlling for word reading and language skills for adults. For children, processing time was only a significant predictor for sentence comprehension efficiency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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