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Recreational and academic reading motivation in elementary school

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Given the importance of reading motivation for reading performance, in-depth understanding of reading motivation is essential to keep children motivated and encourage them to read. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a questionnaire measuring recreational and academic reading motivation (SRQ-Reading Motivation), based on self-determination theory, exploring elementary students’ reasons for reading. 1260 fifth graders completed the SRQ-Reading Motivation. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicate that both recreational and academic reading motivation comprise two factors: autonomous and controlled motivation. Comparisons of the SRQ-Reading Motivation with subscales of the Motivation for Reading Questionnaire, reading behavior, and performance provide evidence for the construct validity of the instrument. Participants mainly reported autonomous reasons for reading in both contexts. Not surprisingly, controlled reading motivation was stronger in the academic setting.
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Elementary school, Reading motivation

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De Naeghel, Jessie, Hilde Van Keer, and Maarten Vansteenkiste. “Recreational and Academic Reading Motivation in Elementary School.” Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Abstracts. 2011. Print.
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De Naeghel, Jessie, Van Keer, H., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2011). Recreational and academic reading motivation in elementary school. Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Abstracts. Presented at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA - 2011).
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De Naeghel, Jessie, Hilde Van Keer, and Maarten Vansteenkiste. 2011. “Recreational and Academic Reading Motivation in Elementary School.” In Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Abstracts.
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De Naeghel, Jessie, Hilde Van Keer, and Maarten Vansteenkiste. 2011. “Recreational and Academic Reading Motivation in Elementary School.” In Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Abstracts.
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De Naeghel J, Van Keer H, Vansteenkiste M. Recreational and academic reading motivation in elementary school. Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Abstracts. 2011.
IEEE
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J. De Naeghel, H. Van Keer, and M. Vansteenkiste, “Recreational and academic reading motivation in elementary school,” in Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2011.
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  abstract     = {{Given the importance of reading motivation for reading performance, in-depth understanding of reading motivation is essential to keep children motivated and encourage them to read. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a questionnaire measuring recreational and academic reading motivation (SRQ-Reading Motivation), based on self-determination theory, exploring elementary students’ reasons for reading. 1260 fifth graders completed the SRQ-Reading Motivation. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicate that both recreational and academic reading motivation comprise two factors: autonomous and controlled motivation. Comparisons of the SRQ-Reading Motivation with subscales of the Motivation for Reading Questionnaire, reading behavior, and performance provide evidence for the construct validity of the instrument. Participants mainly reported autonomous reasons for reading in both contexts. Not surprisingly, controlled reading motivation was stronger in the academic setting.}},
  author       = {{De Naeghel, Jessie and Van Keer, Hilde and Vansteenkiste, Maarten}},
  booktitle    = {{Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Abstracts}},
  keywords     = {{Elementary school,Reading motivation}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  location     = {{New Orleans, Louisiana, USA}},
  title        = {{Recreational and academic reading motivation in elementary school}},
  year         = {{2011}},
}