Predictors of Literacy Development in Adulthood: Insights from a Large-scale, Two-wave Study

  title={Predictors of Literacy Development in Adulthood: Insights from a Large-scale, Two-wave Study},
  author={Alexandra Wicht and Beatrice Rammstedt and Clemens M. Lechner},
  journal={Scientific Studies of Reading},
  pages={84 - 92}
ABSTRACT This study aims to illuminate factors that explain changes in literacy skills across up to six years of adulthood, using data from two waves of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS; N = 4,359). More specifically, we gauge the relative importance of three groups of factors that previous research and theorizing have highlighted as possible predictors of changes over time in literacy: Socio-demographic characteristics, literacy practices, and basic cognitive abilities. Three… 

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