Understanding multiple profiles of reading attitudes among adolescents

Bong Gee Jang, Dawnelle Henretty

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In this article, the authors propose a model of four attitudinal profiles including both purpose (academic and recreational) and medium (print and digital): 1) recreational digital leaning/print averse reluctant readers, 2) avid digital readers, 3) avid print readers, and 4) digital leaning reluctant readers. We drew these four profiles of reading attitudes from our previous research where we analyzed survey data from approximately 5,000 middle school students in the USA. We present prototypical adolescent reader from each profile guided by Valencia and Buly. Further, we suggested effective instructional practices that fit into each profile of adolescent readers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-35
Number of pages10
JournalMiddle School Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 27 2019


  • Adolescents
  • digital literacy
  • latent profile analysis
  • reader profiles
  • reading attitudes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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