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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25776

Title: Conative Factors in the Context of Adolescent Reading Remediation
Authors: Luckett-Gatopoulos, Sarah Elizabeth Anastasia
Advisor: Lovett, Maureen W.
Department: Medical Science
Keywords: reading disabilities
adolescent
cognition
attributions
motivation
secondary school
reading
effortful control
adolescence
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2011
Abstract: The present study investigated variability in the remedial outcomes of 105 adolescents with reading disabilities who participated in PHAST PACES, a research-based reading intervention with a strong attributional retraining focus. The study focussed on the impact of three conative functions—intrinsic motivation, attributions, and effortful control—and their relationships with reading skill and reading growth. It was hypothesized that, following PHAST PACES, students would demonstrate improvement on reading outcomes, increased intrinsic motivation for reading, a shift from maladaptive to adaptive attributions, and improved effortful control. Students demonstrated significant gains on reading and effortful control measures following PHAST PACES intervention. The intrinsic motivation and attributional profiles of students did not improve. Students who performed best on reading measures at pre- and post-test made attributions of success to ability and avoided attributions of failure to ability, while reporting high perceived competence for reading, and demonstrating good effortful control.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25776
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