Influence of Morphological Awareness on College Students’ Literacy Skills

  title={Influence of Morphological Awareness on College Students’ Literacy Skills},
  author={Elizabeth B. Wilson-Fowler and Kenn Apel},
  journal={Journal of Literacy Research},
  pages={405 - 432}
The purpose of this study was twofold: to create a measure of morphological awareness with college students and to examine effects of morphological awareness on literacy abilities. Three morphological awareness measures, and spelling, word reading, and sentence comprehension tasks were administered to 214 undergraduate college students. Item Response Theory analyses generated a 24-item, validated morphological awareness measure. Path analysis revealed that morphological awareness was a strong… 

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