ERIC Number: EJ553137
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Relations of Children's Motivation for Reading to the Amount and Breadth of Their Reading.
Wigfield, Allan; Guthrie, John T.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v89 n3 p420-32 Sep 1997
Aspects of reading motivation and the amount and breadth of reading done were studied with 105 fourth and fifth graders. Children's reading was found to be multidimensional, and their motivation predicted reading amount and breadth even when previous amount and breadth were controlled. Intrinsic motivation was a better predictor than extrinsic motivation. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Portions of this paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1994). Research supported by grant PR/AWARD 117A2007 from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement.