Title

The Influence of Differing the Paths to an Incentive on Third-Graders' Reading Achievement and Attitudes

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Reading Psychology

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Publication Date

2010

DOI

10.1080/02702710902753954

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of four incentive paths on third-graders’ reading vocabulary and comprehension achievement and recreational and academic reading attitude. 120 third-grade students were assigned to one of four incentive path treatment conditions. Data were analyzed using ANCOVA with LSD post hoc comparisons. An effect size of .09 was calculated using a partial ŋ2 (eta squared) statistic. Findings indicated that the four incentive path treatment conditions did not differentially impact student vocabulary, comprehension, and recreational reading. A significant difference for students’ academic reading attitude was identified across the four incentive path treatment conditions.

Comments

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