Predictors of Chinese reading and literacy skills among Chinese school children: A 3-year longitudinal study

Chen-Huei LIAO, Bor-Chen KUO, Chieh-Ju TSAO, Magdalena Mo Ching MOK

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Abstract

This study aims to identify the predictors of Chinese reading and literacy skills among Chinese school children in Taiwan. Participants recruited in the study were 182 Grade 1 elementary school students. First, data were collected on these students' literacy skills, which comprised morphological awareness, orthography processing, visual perception skills, phonological awareness, and rapid automatised naming. In Grade 2, data were collected from these students on their word decoding skills, which comprised character recognition and reading fluency. Finally, in Grade 3, data were collected on the Chinese comprehension skills of the same students. A structural equation model examined the direct and indirect effects of students' literacy skills at Grade 1 on their reading comprehension at Grade 3, with students' word decoding at Grade 2 acting as a mediator. Results showed that reading comprehension of students at Grade 3 was predicted by their literacy skills at Grade 1. Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)838-855
JournalEducational Psychology
Volume40
Issue number7
Early online dateJun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Citation

Liao, C.-H., Kuo, B.-C., Tsao, C.-J., & Mok, M. M. C. (2020). Predictors of Chinese reading and literacy skills among Chinese school children: A 3-year longitudinal study. Educational Psychology, 40(7), 838-855. doi: 10.1080/01443410.2020.1771286

Keywords

  • Morphological awareness
  • Phonological awareness
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading comprehension
  • Word decoding

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