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ERIC Number: EJ925048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Motivation for Reading and Writing in Kindergarten Children
Mata, Lourdes
Reading Psychology, v32 n3 p272-299 2011
This study characterizes the reading and writing motivations of kindergarten children. Four hundred fifty-one children participated in the study, answering questions measuring value, self-concept, and enjoyment of reading and writing. A factor analysis validated the conceptual motivational constructs. Findings indicate that kindergarten children have high motivation for both reading and writing, although scores for writing motivation were not as high as those for reading. Among the group studied, boys' and girls' motivational profiles are not markedly differentiated. Implications for future research and educational practices are discussed. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A