Model of attitude influence upon reading and learning to read.

by Grover C Mathewson
Theoretical models and processes of reading 4th ed ()


(from the chapter) begins with issues raised by 2 theoretical models (Mathewson, 1976, 1985) developed to serve as heuristic devices for generating predictions and guiding practice in reading the 1976 model was intended to clarify relationships between attitude and reading using a small set of variables: attitude, motivation, attention, and comprehension other variables were added to the 1985 model in an effort to widen its scope research and reflection have shown that although the 2 models fulfilled their heuristic purposes to some extent, both had shortcomings the model presented here is intended to correct those shortcomings and to provide directions for future research and practice (chapter)

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