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The Avid Adolescent Reader Revisited: Gender Differences and Their Association with Family Factors

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As a follow-up study to a cross-sectional national study that established the linkage between gender as well as family factors and the likelihood of being Taiwanese adolescent readers, this study attempted to utilize the same data set with longitudinal data to explore whether the association between family factors and being an avid adolescent readers differs between male and female adolescents. The results of the study suggest that unlike their female counterparts, higher parental educational level, richer family cultural environment, and better parental reading modeling might not be as relevant to male adolescents’ likelihood of being avid readers: they need support from parent-child literacy interactions along the way as they grow up.
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Keywords: reading instructors

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 15, 2020

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  • Reading Improvement publishes reports and creative theoretical papers dealing with every aspect of reading improvement, and at all levels of instruction. Articles dealing with encoding and decoding, special education, handwriting, art, and literature in relation to K-12 are included in the sphere of interest. Preference is given to manuscripts that promise better understanding of reading and for improving the reading process.

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