ERIC Number: EJ806348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Revisiting Print Exposure: Exploring Differential Links to Vocabulary, Comprehension and Reading Rate
Martin-Chang, Sandra Lyn; Gould, Odette N.
Journal of Research in Reading, v31 n3 p273-284 Aug 2008
Undergraduates (N = 171) completed a revised version of the Author Recognition Test (Stanovich & West, 1989). The resulting print exposure scores were divided into two dimensions: personal reading experience (primary print knowledge--PPK) and secondary print knowledge (SPK). Both PPK and SPK were correlated with print exposure, but not with each other. PPK correlated more strongly with reading-related variables (vocabulary, comprehension and reading rate) than did SPK. Of particular importance, PPK accounted for variance in all three criterion variables after the effects of SPK had been factored out. Thus, these data support the notion that it is the act of reading over and above memory for reading-related information that furthers the development of linguistic skill.
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students, Correlation, Vocabulary, Printed Materials, Language Skills, Reading Tests, Memory, Reading Processes, Skill Development
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