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Comparing self report and teacher assessment of reading motivation Aims 1. Developing reliable instruments to measure, by self report and teacher assessment, kindergarten and primary school pupils’ motivation for reading. 2. Research on the relationship between self report and teacher assessment about pupils’ motivation for reading

Teacher assessment

Examples

Self report

I want to read another book when my book is finished

When the child finishes his book, he wants to read another book • never • sometimes • usually • always

never

sometimes

usually

always

Theory Reliability Instruments for measuring reading motivation are based on separate and relatively well-established constructs in reading motivation: Competence beliefs and goal orientation. The concept of goal orientation consists of: task orientation, social dependence orientation and ego defensive orientation (Lepola et al., 2005; Nurmi & Aunola, 2005).

Internal Consistency (Cronbachs Alpha)

Internal Consistency (Cronbachs Alpha ) n 403

long

short

n 745

Competence beliefs

.83

.79

Competence beliefs

.69

Task orientation

.92

.85

Task orientation

.69

Composing a large item pool

Social dependence orientation

.83

.79

Social dependence orientation

.76

5 reading experts assigned 47 items into 4 categories : -competence beliefs -task orientation -social dependence orientation -ego defensive orientation

Ego defensive orientation

.92

.75

Ego defensive orientation

.81

Method

The 47-item version of the scale was field-tested on reliability and validity in May 2009 in 16 schools, by 52 teachers and 861 children (4-12 years)

Validity Correlations Self report

Teacher assessment

n 403

long

short

Competence beliefs

.34

.24

We managed to construct reliable self report and teacher assessment scales for measuring reading motivation of pupils

Task orientation

.26

.28

Social dependence orientation

.17

.25

Teacher assessment of reading motivation of pupils seems to be a very moderate predictor for self reports of pupils

Ego defensive orientation

.23

.33

Results

Jeannette.Bergsma@HU.NL W.J.C.M.van.de.Grift@RUG.NL Thoni.Houtveen@HU.NL

Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Comparing self report and teacher assessment of reading motivation  

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