Journal Article

Print Exposure, Reading Habits, and Reading Achievement Among Deaf and Hearing College Students

Marc Marschark, Thomastine Sarchet, Carol M. Convertino, Georgianna Borgna, Carolyn Morrison and Sarah Remelt

in The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Volume 17, issue 1, pages 61-74
Published in print January 2012 | ISSN: 1081-4159
Published online October 2011 | e-ISSN: 1465-7325 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/deafed/enr044
Print Exposure, Reading Habits, and Reading Achievement Among Deaf and Hearing College Students

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This study explored relations of print exposure, academic achievement, and reading habits among 100 deaf and 100 hearing college students. As in earlier studies, recognition tests for book titles and magazine titles were used as measures of print exposure, college entrance test scores were used as measures of academic achievement, and students provided self-reports of reading habits. Deaf students recognized fewer magazine titles and fewer book titles appropriate for reading levels from kindergarten through Grade 12 while reporting more weekly hours of reading. As in previous studies with hearing college students, the title recognition test proved a better predictor of deaf and hearing students' English achievement than how many hours they reported reading. The finding that the recognition tests were relatively more potent predictors of achievement for deaf students than hearing students may reflect the fact that deaf students often obtain less information through incidental learning and classroom presentations.

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Subjects: Education ; Linguistics ; Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs

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