Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorTsujimoto, Kimberley
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-11T14:12:28Z
dc.date.available2015-08-11T14:12:28Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/6997
dc.description.abstractAdult struggling readers are understudied and most evidence-based remedial approaches target youth. This thesis examined relationships among motivation constructs across typical and struggling adult readers. Age was also investigated as a moderator in these relationships. Participants included 198 adults in adult basic education and 138 undergraduate students. Examining the influence of self-efficacy on reading achievement, moderation analyses indicated there were stronger relationships for typical readers. Furthermore, stronger relationships were found for younger participants when moderated by age. Additional regression analyses identified positive relationships between two measures of intrinsic motivation and reading value. This relationship was replicated for avoidance and value. Though age was not uniformly sampled across ability grouping, age did not account for these effects. Despite difficulties with reading, adults still exhibited motivation to engage with texts with equal to greater levels of reading value. Value and intrinsic motivation may have unique developmental courses associated with longstanding reading challenges.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectadult literacyen_US
dc.subjectadults with low literacy skillen_US
dc.subjectintrinsic motivationen_US
dc.subjectself-efficacyen_US
dc.subjectreading valueen_US
dc.titleMotivation and Reading Achievement: Understanding the Needs and Motivation Processes of Adult Literacy Learnersen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Child and Youth Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Child and Youth Studiesen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record