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ERIC Number: EJ950375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Does Family Make a Difference? Mid-Term Effects of a School/Home-Based Intervention Program to Enhance Reading Motivation
Villiger, Caroline; Niggli, Alois; Wandeler, Christian; Kutzelmann, Sabine
Learning and Instruction, v22 n2 p79-91 Apr 2012
This study examined the effects of a school/home-based intervention program designed to enhance the reading motivation and comprehension of Swiss fourth graders (N = 713). In order to identify the specific contribution of the home environment, the program was implemented in one group "without" (N = 244) and in one group "with" (N = 225) parental participation. The intervention was based on the principles of Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 2002) and lasted one school year. Effects of the treatment were investigated in a pretest-posttest control group design with follow-up. Multilevel analyses showed that the school/home-based intervention had significant effects on reading enjoyment and reading curiosity. Effects on reading enjoyment were still detectable at 5-month follow-up. However, no effects were found for reading self-concept or reading comprehension. The findings highlight the potential of the family in the sustained promotion of reading motivation. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland