An earlier study by McConkie and Rayner (1974) was replicated in which reading strategies of college students were manipulated through the use of payoff conditions. The influence of four variables on reading speed and test performance was investigated: existence of a payoff structure, the form of the payoff structure, type of payoff, and presence or absence of feedback. Essential characteristics of the earlier study were replicated. The existence of a payoff structure had little effect by itself, but the form of the structure produced significant changes in reading rate. Feedback on performance appears critical in producing substantial reading strategy changes in readers.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Language and Linguistics
- Linguistics and Language