Title

Do Dispositional Characteristics Influence Reading? Examining the Impact of Personality on Reading Fluency

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-25-2016

Publication Title

Reading Psychology

Volume

37

Issue

3

First page number:

470

Last page number:

486

Abstract

Previous research demonstrates specific relationships between personality traits and general academic performance. In addition, research studies have demonstrated relationships among personality and variables related to reading fluency (i.e. speed, accuracy, automaticity, and prosody). However, little investigation has examined specific links between personality and reading fluency. The researchers hypothesized that there is a direct relationship between personality and reading fluency when accounting for cognitive ability. Findings indicate that the personality trait of openness is a positive predictor of reading fluency ability even when accounting for variance associated with cognitive ability.

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