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Children’s comprehension monitoring of multiple situational dimensions of a narrative

Overview of attention for article published in Reading & Writing, May 2015
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (70th percentile)

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Title
Children’s comprehension monitoring of multiple situational dimensions of a narrative
Published in
Reading & Writing, May 2015
DOI 10.1007/s11145-015-9568-x
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Stephanie I. Wassenburg, Katinka Beker, Paul van den Broek, Menno van der Schoot

Abstract

Narratives typically consist of information on multiple aspects of a situation. In order to successfully create a coherent representation of the described situation, readers are required to monitor all these situational dimensions during reading. However, little is known about whether these dimensions differ in the ease with which they can be monitored. In the present study, we examined whether children in Grades 4 and 6 monitor four different dimensions (i.e., emotion, causation, time, and space) during reading, using a self-paced reading task containing inconsistencies. Furthermore, to explore what causes failure in inconsistency detection, we differentiated between monitoring processes related to availability and validation of information by manipulating the distance between two pieces of conflicting information. The results indicated that the monitoring processes varied as a function of dimension. Children were able to validate emotional and causal information when it was still active in working memory, but this was not the case for temporal and spatial information. When context and target information were more distant from each other, only emotionally charged information remained available for further monitoring processes. These findings show that the influence of different situational dimensions should be taken into account when studying children's reading comprehension.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 5%
Unknown 41 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 21%
Unspecified 6 14%
Researcher 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Other 12 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 13 30%
Linguistics 9 21%
Unspecified 6 14%
Social Sciences 6 14%
Computer Science 2 5%
Other 7 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 December 2015.
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#6,393,590
of 12,338,222 outputs
Outputs from Reading & Writing
#179
of 458 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#86,716
of 238,526 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Reading & Writing
#2
of 10 outputs
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