ERIC Number: EJ587432
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Prior Knowledge, Beliefs, and Interest on Learning from Persuasive Text.
Alexander, Patricia A.; Murphy, P. Karen; Buehl, Michelle M.; Sperl, Christopher T.
National Reading Conference Yearbook, v47 p167-81 1998
Investigates profiles of mature adult readers' who are persuaded by what they read, and what role a reader's educational level plays in the persuasion process. Finds that, for the most part, readers with moderate but favorable stances, moderate to high interest in the topic, and at least moderate levels of perceived or demonstrated knowledge were most persuaded. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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