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Orkin, Melissa; May, Sidney; Wolf, Maryanne – Reading Psychology, 2017
This research investigated the influence of parental practices on helpless behaviors of struggling readers during homework tasks. Parents (N = 36) of elementary students reported on their children's helpless behaviors, such as task avoidance and negative affect, during homework assignments, and on the nature and frequency of their support.…
Descriptors: Homework, Parent Child Relationship, Child Behavior, Language Skills
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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Spencer, Mercedes; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading Psychology, 2015
This study rank ordered the contributive importance of several predictors of listening comprehension for third, seventh, and tenth graders. Principal components analyses revealed that a three-factor solution with fluency, reasoning, and working memory components provided the best fit across grade levels. Dominance analyses indicated that fluency…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Listening Comprehension, Grade 3, Grade 7