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dc.contributor.authorNergis, Ayşegül
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-08T06:04:37Z
dc.date.available2014-07-08T06:04:37Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.issn1475-1585
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10679/460
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1475158512000550#
dc.descriptionDue to copyright restrictions, the access to the full text of this article is only available via subscription.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs far as academic reading comprehension is concerned, a network of linguistic skills and strategies operate in a complex and integrated matter. Since it is impossible to examine all the factors affecting reading comprehension all at once, it is more reasonable to compare and contrast the predictive effects of specific variables against each other and elicit the role of each of them in determining academic performance. For this reason, the present study aims to investigate whether specifically the depth of vocabulary knowledge, syntactic awareness or metacognitive awareness was a more powerful predictor of academic reading comprehension. 45 students from the English Language Teaching Department in an English-medium foundation university in Turkey participated in the study. The results of multiple regression analysis revealed that with a sample of homogenous first language (L1) background learners, depth of vocabulary knowledge was not a strong predictor of academic reading comprehension for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students. However, it was found that syntactic awareness was a significant predictor of academic reading comprehension in second language (L2) and of the investigated variables, metacognitive reading strategies have much to contribute to academic reading comprehension.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of English for Academic Purposes
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dc.titleExploring the factors that affect reading comprehension of EAP learnersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.peerreviewedyes
dc.publicationstatuspublisheden_US
dc.contributor.departmentÖzyeğin University
dc.contributor.authorID17558
dc.contributor.ozuauthorNergis, Ayşegül
dc.identifier.volume12
dc.identifier.issue1
dc.identifier.startpage1
dc.identifier.endpage9
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000316584400001
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jeap.2012.09.001
dc.subject.keywordsAcademic readingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSyntactic awarenessen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMetacognitive awarenessen_US
dc.subject.keywordsDepth of vocabulary knowledgeen_US
dc.identifier.scopusSCOPUS:2-s2.0-84869790968


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