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Völlinger, Vanessa A.; Spörer, Nadine; Lubbe, Dirk; Brunstein, Joachim C. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study examined a theoretical model hypothesizing that reading strategies mediate the effects of intrinsic reading motivation, reading fluency, and vocabulary knowledge on reading comprehension. Using path analytic methods, we tested the direct and indirect effects specified in the hypothesized model in a sample of 1105 fifth-graders. In…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Reading Strategies, Mediation Theory, Models
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Spies, Tracy G.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Tong, Fuhui; Irby, Beverly J.; Garza, Tiberio; Huerta, Margarita – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this longitudinal study, the cross-language transfer from second language (L2) to first language (L1) was examined among Spanish-speaking English-language learners in an English intervention (Grades 1-3) in the southwest United States. Path analysis revealed statistically significant transfers (ps < 0.05) for the treatment group from English…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, English Language Learners
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Rotgans, Jerome I.; Schmidt, Henk G. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The extent to which a student experiences situational interest during a learning task is dependent on at least two factors: (1) external stimuli in the learning environment that arouse interest and (2) internal dispositions, such as individual interest. The objective of the present study was to disentangle how both factors influence situational…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Anicama, Catherine; Zhou, Qing; Ly, Jennifer – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors examined the concurrent associations of school-based parent involvement (PI), family sociocultural factors, and children's academic skills in a sample of 258 Chinese American children (5-9 years old) in immigrant families. Parents reported their American and Chinese orientations and family socioeconomic status (SES). Parents and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Grade 1
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Shinogaya, Keito – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Preparation is an effective and necessary activity; however, most students do not prepare for future lessons. The present study addressed this problem and examined how learners' motives, beliefs, and perceptions affected their strategy use during preparation for future lessons. Participants were 219 Japanese junior high school students who…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries