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›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (04): 706-713.

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Which Factors Constrain the Accuracy of Metacomprehension Monitoring?

CHEN Qi-Shan;CHANG Rui   

  1. (1 Center for Studies of Psychological Application, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China) (2 Department of Educational Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China) (3 Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, Hong Kong, China)
  • Received:2008-07-10 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-07-15 Published:2009-07-15
  • Contact: CHEN Qi-Shan

Abstract: Accurate metacomprehension monitoring is crucial to effective metacomprehension control and reading comprehension. However, previous research has showed that metacomprehension monitoring accuracy is far less impressive. Hence, the key issues were addressed in our paper: what factors constrain the accuracy of metacomprehension monitoring. Variables that affected the accuracy of metacomprehension monitoring include that the characters of texts, the orienting activity that may provide cues for the monitoring judgment, and the types of criterion tests. Finally, we made some suggestions and presented new ideas in terms of the research of metacomprehension monitoring accuracy. In particular, we proposed that concordance among monitoring judgment forms, monitoring cues, and criterion test is the key for accurate metacomprehension monitoring.

Key words: metacomprehension monitoring, judgment forms, monitoring cues, criterion test, accuracy