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ERIC Number: EJ747515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
The Role of Achievement Beliefs and Behaviours in Spontaneous Reading Acquisition
Fyrsten, Sanna; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Lyytinen, Heikki
Learning and Instruction, v16 n6 p569-582 Dec 2006
This study examined the role of motivational or attitudinal factors, such as achievement beliefs and behaviours, in learning to read before receiving formal instruction. A total of 200 Finnish children were examined at ages 5 and 6 and 1/2. Half of them (n = 107) had a familial risk for dyslexia. The results showed that those children who were verbally skilful at age 5 showed a higher level of task-focused behaviour at age 6 and 1/2. This task-focused behaviour then contributed to spontaneous reading acquisition. The impact of previous verbal skills on spontaneous reading acquisition was mediated in part by achievement behaviour.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland