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Toward a multicomponent model of interest and L2 reading: Sources of interest, perceived situational interest, and comprehension

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dc.contributor.author Brantmeier, Cindy
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-22T02:03:00Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-22T02:03:00Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66794
dc.description.abstract With 104 advanced second language (L2) readers, this investigation seeks to construct a multicomponent model of interest and L2 reading. Sources of interest (SI) refer to variables that induce feelings of interest in a text. Perceived interest (PI) refers to the feeling of interest itself (Schraw, Bruning, & Svoboda, 1995). A factor analysis revealed the following 5 SI in order of variance: (1) cohesion (31%), (2) prior knowledge (13%), (3) engagement (12%), (4) ease of recollection (10%), and (5) emotiveness (6%). PI accounted for 68% of the total sample variation. Of the 5 factors on the SI questionnaire, three were uniquely related to PI: cohesion, engagement, and ease of recollection. PI was related to sentence completion items and multiple choice items, but not recall. Five factors from the SI questionnaire were regressed on comprehension scores after first removing the variance explained by perceived interest. Ease of recollection positively related to all 3 comprehension tasks. Findings provide a construct of interest for L2 reading and serve as an attempt to develop an instrument to assess different sources of interest in L2 reading. A preliminary understanding of these dimensions of interest as predictors of L2 reading comprehension is presented.
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject Multicomponent model of interest
dc.subject second language reading
dc.subject comprehension
dc.title Toward a multicomponent model of interest and L2 reading: Sources of interest, perceived situational interest, and comprehension
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66794
prism.volume 18
prism.number 2
prism.startingpage 89
prism.endingpage 115
local.rfl.topic The Reading Process
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