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ERIC Number: EJ1140649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Assessing Situated Reading Motivations across Content Areas: A Dynamic Literacy Motivation Instrument
Neugebauer, Sabina Rak
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v42 n3 p131-149 Jun 2017
While educators and researchers agree on the crucial role of literacy motivation for performance, research on methods for accurately assessing adolescent reading motivation is still uncommon. The most used reading motivation instruments do not attend to the multiple content areas in which adolescents read. The present study examines a new content-area sensitive measure of reading motivation. One hundred forty middle school students across content-area classrooms participated. Exploratory factor analysis was used to examine the factor structure of this measure, and associations among existing measures, social aspects of literacy events, and teacher-rated content-area reading performance were explored to examine the validity and utility of this measure for classroom practice. Educational implications include the potential for teachers to adapt instruction based on students' content-area-specific reading motivations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324B080007