ERIC Number: EJ620995
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Readers' Social Desirability and Text That Violates Social Values: Evidence of an Interaction.
Campbell, Kathryn J.; Williams, Joanna P.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v92 n3 p515-23 Sep 2000
Study examines interaction between ninth-grade readers' (N=72) social desirability concerns and comprehension of text that does or does not violate social values. Results reveal that comprehension scores increased with reading level, and were lower on paragraphs that violated social values. Students with higher social desirability concerns had more difficulty with paragraphs that violated social values, independent of reading level. (Contains 51 references and 3 tables.) (Author/GCP)
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