ERIC Number: EJ950698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
The Relation of Morphological Awareness and Syntactic Awareness to Adults' Reading Comprehension: Is Vocabulary Knowledge a Mediating Variable?
Guo, Ying; Roehrig, Alysia D.; Williams, Rihana S.
Journal of Literacy Research, v43 n2 p159-183 Jun 2011
The authors' goal was to examine the structural relationships among vocabulary knowledge, morphological awareness, syntactic awareness, and reading comprehension in English-speaking adults. Structural equation analysis of data collected from 151 participants revealed that morphological awareness affected reading comprehension directly. Syntactic awareness predicted reading comprehension not only directly but also indirectly via vocabulary knowledge. Vocabulary knowledge made an independent contribution to reading comprehension above and beyond those of morphologic awareness and syntactic awareness. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, English, Literacy, Data Collection, Syntax, Prediction, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Adult Education, Reading, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Morphology (Languages)
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