ERIC Number: EJ343640
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Convergence and Divergence in Reader Response to Literature.
Golden, Joanne M.; Guthrie, John T.
Reading Research Quarterly, v21 n4 p408-21 Fall 1986
Describes a reader response study indicating (1) a high degree of agreement on reader beliefs and text events and (2) that students who empathized with a particular character identified the story conflict as pertaining to that character. Suggests specific reader-based and text-based factors that produce convergence and divergence in reader response. (HTH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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