The Influence of Differing the Paths to an Incentive on Third-Graders' Reading Achievement and Attitudes
Taylor & Francis
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.
Fawson, P., Reutzel, R., Read, S., Smith, J., Moore, S. (in press). The influence of differing the paths to an incentive on third-graders' reading achievement and attitudes. Reading Psychology.