TITLE

Cognitive styles as mediating variables in inferential comprehension

AUTHOR(S)
Pitts, Murray M.; Thompson, Bruce
PUB. DATE
June 1984
SOURCE
Reading Research Quarterly;Summer1984, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p426
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
THE STUDY investigated cognitive styles as mediating variables in comprehension processes. Subjects were fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students. Latent trait inferential comprehension scores were calculated for subjects based upon responses to passage- dependent inferential reading questions involving both schema-familiar and schema- unfamiliar passages. Results indicated that the three tested cognitive styles do apparently mediate comprehension processes under certain conditions. The results raise the possibility that teachers may need to help children adopt style-related strategies which facilitate comprehension.
ACCESSION #
19214673

 

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