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ERIC Number: EJ871799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0361-476X
Does Task-Focused versus Task-Avoidance Behavior Matter for Literacy Development in an Orthographically Consistent Language?
Georgiou, George K.; Manolitsis, George; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Parrila, Rauno
Contemporary Educational Psychology, v35 n1 p1-10 Jan 2010
We examined the importance of children's classroom activity, defined as task-focused versus task-avoidance behavior, on different literacy outcomes in an orthographically consistent language. Greek children (n=95) were tested in kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 on measures of general cognitive ability, phonological awareness, RAN, and short-term memory. The teachers of the children also assessed their task-focused behavior. Nonword decoding, reading fluency, spelling, and reading comprehension measures were administered in grades 2 and 3. The results indicated that task-focused behavior accounted for unique variance in spelling and reading comprehension, even after controlling for the effects of autoregressor, non-verbal IQ, and phonological processing. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece