ERIC Number: EJ607868
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Shoot the Messenger and Disregard the Message? Children's Attitudes toward Spelling.
Varnhagen, Connie K.
Reading Psychology, v21 n2 p115-28 Apr-Jun 2000
Assesses children's attitudes toward spelling using a person perception paradigm. Indicates that even second graders had a negative attitude toward both the message and the messenger as a function of misspellings, and that children's negative attitudes increased across grades. Finds that attitude was related to spelling ability; better second-grader spellers had more negative attitudes than did less able second graders. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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