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Korean Journal of Child Studies 2002;23(3): 17-33.
초등학생의 읽기동기에 관한 연구 : 읽기동기의 구성요인 , 학년과 성차이를 중심으로
Factors of Motivation for Reading : Differences between Grades and Gender
Min Gyun Kwon
This study analyzed various factors of reading motivation and motivational differences between grades and gender. An urban sample of first-, third- and fifth- grade children completed the Motivation for Reading Questionnaire (MRQ; Wigfield & Guthrie, 1997). The MRQ assesses such possible factors of reading motivation as self-efficacy, intrinsic-extrinsic reading motives, and social aspects of reading. Factor analyses and cronbach`s a demonstrated that 10 factors of children`s reading motivation could be identified and measured reliably. Mean scores on most of the factors differed by grade and gender, with girls and lower grades reporting stronger motivation. This study found that children`s reading motivation is various and decreases as children mature. Various efforts to encourage children`s motivation for reading are suggested in this study.
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