Measuring Literary Reading Motivation: Questionnaires Design and Pilot Testing

Michail Chrysos

APA 6th edition
Chrysos, M. (2017). Measuring Literary Reading Motivation: Questionnaires Design and Pilot Testing. European Journal of Educational Research, 6(4), 419-431. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.4.419

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Chicago 16th edition
Chrysos, Michail . "Measuring Literary Reading Motivation: Questionnaires Design and Pilot Testing". (2017)European Journal of Educational Research 6, no. 4(2017): 419-431. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.4.419


This study aims to present the design and pilot testing procedures of the two specific self-report questionnaires were used to measure the two key aspects of reading motivation, self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation in the field of literary (narrative) reading, and the partial factors that jointly shape them. These instruments were outlined in advance, tested on a small scale and finally administered in a pre-post (quasi)experimental-control group research study, in order to investigate the effect of an intervention reading program to 6 graders. The measurement tools have good validity and reliability evidence, but further construct validity analysis should be done.

Keywords: Literary reading, self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, measurement, 6 graders.


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