ERIC Number: EJ1193519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
A Path Analytic Test of the Reading Strategies Mediation Model: Relating Cognitive Competences and Motivational Influences to Individual Differences in Fifth-Grade Students' Reading Comprehension
Völlinger, Vanessa A.; Spörer, Nadine; Lubbe, Dirk; Brunstein, Joachim C.
Journal of Educational Research, v111 n6 p733-745 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 addition to standardized tests and questionnaires, we administered a performance test to assess students' proficiency in the application of three reading strategies. The overall fit of the model to the data was good. Both cognitive (fluency and vocabulary) and motivational (intrinsic reading motivation) variables had an indirect effect on reading comprehension through their influence on reading strategies. Reading strategies had a unique effect on reading comprehension and partially mediated the effects that cognitive and motivational variables had on fifth-graders' reading achievements.
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Reading Strategies, Mediation Theory, Models, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Vocabulary, Individual Differences, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Reading Motivation, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment