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Spelling as It Relates to Literacy

Title: Spelling as It Relates to Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Language.
Name(s): Ingebrand, Sarah, author
Connor, Carol, professor co-directing thesis
Schatschneider, Chris, professor co-directing thesis
Wagner, Rick, committee member
Kaschak, Mike, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Reading, writing, language, and spelling all fall under the umbrella of literacy skills. A number of studies have looked at these constructs and their relationship to each other but the results have been highly variable. The aim of this study is to help to clarify the relationship between reading, writing, language, and spelling in 5th grade students (N = 395). Specifically this study focused on clarifying the role spelling plays as a component of literacy. Confirmatory factor analysis was utilized to identify the factor structure of the four constructs of interest. Model fit statistics revealed that reading, writing, language and spelling function as separate constructs in both the fall and spring data. A test for measurement invariance revealed that spelling and language measures were invariant across the school year. The writing and reading construct loadings were not consistent from fall to spring. These results have implications for the future assessment of spelling and writing.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-7433 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: March 20, 2013.
Keywords: reading, spelling, writing
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Carol Connor, Professor Co-Directing Thesis; Chris Schatschneider, Professor Co-Directing Thesis; Rick Wagner, Committee Member; Mike Kaschak, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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