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Comparing Reading Skills and Eye Movement Behavior of Low-Skilled Adult Readers and Typically Developing Child Readers

Title: Comparing Reading Skills and Eye Movement Behavior of Low-Skilled Adult Readers and Typically Developing Child Readers.
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Name(s): Barnes, Adrienne Elissa, author
Kim, Young-Suk, 1970-, professor directing dissertation
Wood, Carla, university representative
Foorman, Barbara R., committee member
Wanzek, Jeanne A., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
School of Teacher Education, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (64 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Adults enrolled in basic education exhibit poor academic performance, often reading at elementary and middle-school levels. The current study investigated the similarities and differences of reading skills and eye movement behavior between a sample of low-skilled adult readers and first grade students matched on word reading skill. T-tests for matched pairs found no significant differences on language comprehension, reading comprehension, or eye movement variables. Regression analyses revealed that language comprehension made greater contributions to reading comprehension for adults (verses children) in the simple view of reading model. Processing time (gaze duration) was found to account for unique variance in both passage reading comprehension and sentence comprehension efficiency after controlling for word reading and language skills for adults. For children, processing time was only a significant predictor for sentence comprehension efficiency.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-9546 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the School of Teacher Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2015.
Date of Defense: June 3, 2015.
Keywords: Adult Basic Education, Component Skills, Eye Movements, Fluency, Reading Comprehension
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Young-Suk Kim, Professor Directing Dissertation; Carla Wood, University Representative; Barbara Foorman, Committee Member; Jeannie Wanzek, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education
Reading
Psychometrics
Quantitative research
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-9546
Host Institution: FSU

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Barnes, A. E. (2015). Comparing Reading Skills and Eye Movement Behavior of Low-Skilled Adult Readers and Typically Developing Child Readers. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-9546