Validation of a Reader Self Perception Scale (RSPS2) for Use in Grades 7 and AboveNERA Conference Proceedings 2009
Document TypeConference Proceeding
AbstractClearly, the attitudes, values, expectations, and beliefs that individuals possess about literacy will play a vital role in shaping their engagement with reading, writing, and other language processes. Grounded in Self-Efficacy Theory (Bandura, 1977, 1982; Schunk, 1984), the Reader Self Perception Scale Version 2 predicts that students take four basic factors into account when forming literacy self-perceptions: Progress, Observational Comparisons, Social Feedback, and Physiological States. Student response data (n=3,031 in grades 7-10) provides evidence of construct validity through a principal components analysis of the factor structure. Alpha reliabilities by factor are reported.
Citation InformationSteven A. Melnick, William A. Henk and Barbara A. Marinak. "Validation of a Reader Self Perception Scale (RSPS2) for Use in Grades 7 and Above" (2009)
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