International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, Volume (9), No (1), Year (2016-9) , Pages (109-123)

Title : ( Emotioncy: A Potential Measure of Readability )

Authors: Reza Pishghadam , Hannaneh Abbasnejad ,

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Given the deficiencies of readability formulae as reliable tools for measuring text readability in educational settings, this study aims to offer a new measure to improve the current methods of testing the readability levels of texts through the incorporation of the newly-developed concept of emotioncy. To this end, a group of 221 students were selected from the 2nd to 4th grades of an elementary school. They were given a passage from a 5 th grade textbook whose readability was measured by Flesch and Fog indices. The students were asked to fill out an 8-item emotioncy scale along with a difficulty-finding item. One-way ANOVA and correlational analysis were used to analyze the data. Findings indicated that learners’ comprehension increases as a result of an increase in their emotioncy levels. In the end, the results were discussed and some suggestions were made to employ emotioncy in measuring readability.


, Readability, emotioncy, exvolvement,
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author = {Pishghadam, Reza and Abbasnejad, Hannaneh},
title = {Emotioncy: A Potential Measure of Readability},
journal = {International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education},
year = {2016},
volume = {9},
number = {1},
month = {September},
issn = {1307-9298},
pages = {109--123},
numpages = {14},
keywords = {Readability; emotioncy; exvolvement; avolvement.},


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%T Emotioncy: A Potential Measure of Readability
%A Pishghadam, Reza
%A Abbasnejad, Hannaneh
%J International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education
%@ 1307-9298
%D 2016