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Akbari, Hadi; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Ghazanfari, Mohammad; Ghapanchi, Zargham – Reading Psychology, 2019
The systematic study of second language (L2) reading motivation has been a more recent topic in L2 motivation literature. The purpose of the current study was to highlight the role of L2 reading attitudes in developing the construct of L2 reading motivation. Participants of the study included 192 Iranian EFL learners at B1 level of language…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Alireza, Askari; Karimnia, Amin – Reading Psychology, 2018
Concentrating on second language reading motivation as an important construct with different constituents, this study sought to investigate the factors that majorly motivated medical students to read in English, and to find the orientation of the students in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. The data were collected from a sample of 131…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Second Language Learning, Reading Motivation
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Alkhaleefah, Tarek A. – Reading Psychology, 2017
Research in strategy use needs to provide comprehensive and detailed qualitative discussion of individual cases and their strategic processing of texts to deepen our understanding of the cognitive and metacognitive processes readers resort to when reading different texts for different purposes. Hence, the present paper aims to provide in-depth and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Dhanapala, Kusumi Vasantha; Hirakawa, Yukiko – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study investigated the extent of the motivational processes that facilitated the text comprehension among 406 Sri Lankan university students in Sri Lanka. Students' L2 text comprehension and reading motivation were assessed using a reading comprehension test and a reading motivation and attitude questionnaire. The Principal Componential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning
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Kim, Hyangil – Reading Psychology, 2016
This present study investigated the relationships among L2 readers' reading attitude, reading strategy use, and reading proficiency in order to identify patterns caused by individuals' differences. For this study, 153 Korean university students replied to a reading attitude and reading strategy questionnaire. An ANOVA and frequency analysis were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Reading Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Taboada, Ana; Rutherford, Vanessa – Reading Psychology, 2011
This formative experiment explored the extent to which two instructional frameworks that varied in the explicitness of academic vocabulary instruction, comprehension strategy instruction, and supports for student autonomy influenced reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, perceptions of autonomy supports, and reading engagement in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Inferences