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ERIC Number: EJ779092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Dimensions of Reading Motivation: Development of an Adult Reading Motivation Scale
Schutte, Nicola S.; Malouff, John M.
Reading Psychology, v28 n5 p469-489 Oct 2007
This study explored dimensions of adult reading motivation and collected reliability and validity information for a measure that assesses individual differences in adult reading motivation. Reading engagement theory provided the basis for an initial pool of items. A factor analysis showed that four dimensions, (a) reading as part of the self, (b) reading efficacy, (c) reading for recognition, and (d) reading to do well in other realms, accounted for a substantial amount of the variance in reading motivation. An overall reading motivation scale of 21 items with subscales representing the four dimensions was created using items with high factor loadings. The internal consistency of the total reading motivation scale was good and the internal consistencies of the subscales were reasonable. The total scale and subscales predicted reading enjoyment and time spent reading. A better understanding of adult reading motivation may aid those who support adult readers. (Contains 5 tables and Appendix A: Final Version of the Adult Motivation for Reading Scale.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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