Self-Efficacy, Agency, and Volition

Student Beliefs and Reading Motivation

Authored by: Dale H. Schunk , William D. Bursuck

Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415658874
eBook ISBN: 9780203075562
Adobe ISBN: 9781135120931


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Reading is a fundamental human skill. As children develop their reading skills, they increase their likelihood of succeeding in multiple areas of the school’s curriculum. Reading extends beyond schooling; it is critical for success in careers and brings much knowledge and pleasure for persons across their life spans (Bruning, Schraw, & Norby, 2011).

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