Title
Flexibility in reading literature : differences between good and poor adolescent readersFlexibility in reading literature : differences between good and poor adolescent readers
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam,
Subject
Literature
Source (journal)
Scientific study of literature. - Amsterdam, 2011, currens
Volume/pages
2(2012):1, p. 83-107
ISSN
2210-4372
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Previous research has shown that adolescent readers differ in their online processing of literary texts. Differences were found in the extent to which these readers performed certain (meta)cognitive and affective activities while reading literary texts. However, readers might also differ in flexibility; that is, in the extent to which they vary their activities during reading. In this study we examined whether good and poor adolescent readers differ in flexibility. Nineteen Dutch students (ten known as good, nine known as poor literature readers) each read five stories while thinking aloud. Think aloud transcripts were analysed for the reading activities students performed. We used a multilevel model to estimate the mean changes in occurrence of activities during reading, as well as the variances between readers and stories. Results indicated that good readers were more flexible: they tended to change their reading activities both within and between stories, whereas poor readers showed more static patterns of response.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/23b753/ce401950fe0.pdf