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Literacy Studies

Reading Achievement and Motivation in Boys and Girls

Field Studies and Methodological Approaches

Editors: Orellana, Pelusa, Baldwin Lind, Paula (Eds.)

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  • Includes contributions from international leading researchers in the field
  • Illustrates reading motivation studies from a multidimensional perspective addressing variables such as cognitive, emotional and educational issues
  • Includes figures and tables that clearly illustrate boys' and girls' behaviour regarding reading motivation
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This volume links theoretical and instructional approaches on how reading is motivated and assessed, and examines the interrelationship between reading motivation and achievement among boys and girls in culturally and geographically different settings.

Much of the research on children’s reading has focused on cognitive processes; however, reading is an activity that also requires interest and motivation. These attitudes are generally defined as readers’ affect toward reading and their consequence is that children with more positive attitudes are more motivated to read. Taking into account the variability that exists within the notion of gender and age, this volume aims to examine and scrutinize previous research on the topic, as well as test theories on how the different dimensions of reading motivation vary with gender, in relation to cultural issues, motivational constructs, such as engagement and classroom climate, the role of emotions, interests and attitudes towards reading, among others.

The book will be of interest to researchers, educators, graduate students, and other professionals working in the area of literacy, reading motivation, reading achievement and gender differences.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Motivation: Introduction to the Theory, Concepts, and Research

    Pages 1-28

    Arango, Paulina

  • The Consequential Effects of Misinterpretations and Misrepresentations on Boys’ and Girls’ Reading Achievement and Motivation

    Pages 31-48

    Phillips, Linda M. (et al.)

  • Contextual Influences on Girls’ and Boys’ Motivation and Reading Achievement: Family, Schoolmates, and Country

    Pages 49-63

    Chiu, Ming Ming

  • The Influence of Instructional Practices on Reading Motivation in Finland

    Pages 65-78

    Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina

  • To What Extent Is Reading Motivation a Significant Predictor of Reading Achievement when Controlling for Language and Cognitive Ability? A Systematic Review

    Pages 79-96

    Orellana García, Pelusa

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75948-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75947-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09361-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Achievement and Motivation in Boys and Girls
Book Subtitle
Field Studies and Methodological Approaches
Editors
  • Pelusa Orellana
  • Paula Baldwin Lind
Series Title
Literacy Studies
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75948-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75948-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75947-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09361-7
Series ISSN
2214-000X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 241
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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