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ERIC Number: EJ932895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Perceptions of Control Facilitate Reading Engagement
Vieira, Edward T., Jr.; Grantham, Susan
Reading Psychology, v32 n4 p322-348 2011
This study examined how global locus of control influences children's reading engagement or reading involvement and interest in stories. It is based on locus of control, interest, and dual information processing theories. One hundred and seventy students from schools in the northeastern United States, ages 9 to 12, participated. They completed a preread survey measuring autonomy and general reading interest and then read one of three randomly selected stories, followed by answering postexposure reading engagement questions. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling revealed that general perceptions of internal locus of control influenced reading involvement, which in turn predicted liking the story and interest in reading more such stories. (Contains 2 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States