Title

A Multidimensional Investigation of Deep-level and Surface-level Processing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2-2016

Subject Area

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Abstract

This study examines the moderating effects of a situational factor (i.e., text type) and an individual factor (i.e., subject-matter knowledge) on the relation between depth of processing and performance. One-hundred and fifty-one undergraduates completed measures of subject-matter knowledge, read either an expository or persuasive text about the existence of extraterrestrials while thinking aloud, and then completed a passage recall task and an open-ended task. Results indicated that the relation between depth of processing and the open-ended tasks was moderated by the type of text participants read (i.e., expository or persuasive). Moreover, there was a significant interaction between the passage recall measure and open-ended task for depth of processing and type of text.

Publication Title

Journal of Experimental Education

Volume

84

Issue

2

First Page

213

Last Page

244

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/00220973.2014.979126

ISSN

00220973

E-ISSN

19400683

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