The structural equation modeling of reading interest psycho-behavioural constructs: How are they related across different modes of reading?

Nur Hidayanto Pancoro Setyo Putro, Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Jihyun Lee, School of Education, University of New South Wales, Australia


The present study examines the relationships between the psycho-behavioral constructs underlying undergraduate students’ reading interest. The a priori framework for conceptualizing the sub-components of reading interest is based on two modes of reading (printed-text-based and also Internet-based), and three types of psycho-behavioral motives/intentions of reading (affective, cognitive, and behavioral). Participants in this study were students (M = 20.14 years old) from an Indonesian university (n = 993). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses show the salience of 10 factors across reading modes and psycho-behavioral domains of reading. The most accept-able SEM models that explore the relationships among the sub-components of reading interest have the student reading interest in the print mode preceded interest in reading online materials. Implications of these findings are discussed for theory development and practice.


reading interest; affect; cognition; behavior; factor analysis

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