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Development and validation of a self-report measure of reading strategy use

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This study describes the development and validation of the Reading Strategy use (RSU) scale which assesses cognitive and metacognitive strategy use. In addition, discriminant validity of the components of metacognition and cognitive strategy use was assessed. The first study describes the development of the scale. A final version of 12 metacognitive strategy use and 10 cognitive strategy use items showed acceptable internal consistency. In general, the RSU scale correlated as expected with criterion measures, providing initial support for the validity of the scale. In the second study, confirmatory factor analyses with an independent sample of 139 students confirmed the dimensional nature of the RSU scale. A high internal consistency estimate for the scale was again obtained for this sample. Confirmation of several predicted conceptual relationships between the RSU scale and other reading related factors (i.e., achievement, anxiety, perceived value, self-efficacy, and persistence) provided evidence of construct validity. In addition, it was demonstrated that meta cognitive knowledge, metacognitive strategy use, and cognitive strategy use represent distinct constructs. The RSU scale shows high potential for use in classroom and research settings. © 1997 Taylor & Francis.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Pereira-Laird, J. A., & Deane, F. P. (1997). Development and validation of a self-report measure of reading strategy use. Reading Psychology, 18(3), 185-235. doi:10.1080/0270271970180301

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85011249933

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 185

End Page


  • 235

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • This study describes the development and validation of the Reading Strategy use (RSU) scale which assesses cognitive and metacognitive strategy use. In addition, discriminant validity of the components of metacognition and cognitive strategy use was assessed. The first study describes the development of the scale. A final version of 12 metacognitive strategy use and 10 cognitive strategy use items showed acceptable internal consistency. In general, the RSU scale correlated as expected with criterion measures, providing initial support for the validity of the scale. In the second study, confirmatory factor analyses with an independent sample of 139 students confirmed the dimensional nature of the RSU scale. A high internal consistency estimate for the scale was again obtained for this sample. Confirmation of several predicted conceptual relationships between the RSU scale and other reading related factors (i.e., achievement, anxiety, perceived value, self-efficacy, and persistence) provided evidence of construct validity. In addition, it was demonstrated that meta cognitive knowledge, metacognitive strategy use, and cognitive strategy use represent distinct constructs. The RSU scale shows high potential for use in classroom and research settings. © 1997 Taylor & Francis.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Pereira-Laird, J. A., & Deane, F. P. (1997). Development and validation of a self-report measure of reading strategy use. Reading Psychology, 18(3), 185-235. doi:10.1080/0270271970180301

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85011249933

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 185

End Page


  • 235

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 3