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Graham, Steve; Daley, Samantha G.; Aitken, Angelique A.; Harris, Karen R.; Robinson, Kristin H. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
Individual differences in motivational beliefs, such as writing efficacy and attitudes toward writing in different contexts (academic, recreational, print or digital), are hypothesised to account for variability in writing performance. This study tested this proposition with 185 middle school students (58% were male), examining if writing…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Writing Skills, Self Efficacy, Writing Attitudes
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MacArthur, Charles A.; Philippakos, Zoi A.; Graham, Steve – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to develop and validate a measure of motivation for use with basic college writers that would measure self-efficacy, achievement goals, beliefs, and affect. As part of a design research project on curriculum for community college developmental writing classes, 133 students in 11 classes completed the motivation…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation, Evaluation Methods
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Kiuhara, Sharlene A.; Fishman, Evan J. – Elementary School Journal, 2017
Our study tested whether learning is shaped by fundamental cognitive and motivational forces in the academic domain of writing. We examined whether strategic writing behavior and motivation (attitudes toward writing and self-efficacy) made a statistically significant and unique contribution to the prediction of writing quality and number of words…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Student Motivation, Writing Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Troia, Gary A.; Graham, Steve – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
A random sample of 482 teachers in grades 3 through 8 from across the United States were surveyed about (a) their perceptions of the version of the Common Core writing and language standards adopted by their state and their state's writing assessment, (b) their preparation to teach writing, and (c) their self-efficacy beliefs for teaching writing.…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Aitken, A. Angelique; Barkel, Ashley; Houston, Julia; Ray, Amber – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Students with disabilities often find writing extremely challenging (Harris & Graham, 2016). Special educators can, however, promote tremendous gains in students' ability to write by understanding common challenges students face and mastering specific teaching techniques. Students' writing success depends on reducing how much attention and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Spelling
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Hsiang, Tien Ping; Graham, Steve; Wong, Ping Man – Reading Research Quarterly, 2018
A random sample of 1,313 grades 7-9 Chinese language arts teachers in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taipei were surveyed about their instructional writing practices. When asked about their college, inservice, and personal preparation, three out of four teachers indicated that they were poorly prepared to teach writing. They were slightly…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Chinese, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries