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The 'fiction effect' in youth reading
Latest Science 27.02.2020 Reading time: 5 min

The 'fiction effect' in youth reading

In a 2019 study, based on PISA data analysis on reading, researchers John Jerrim and Gemma Moss concluded that there is a consistent relationship between the highest scores obtained and the frequent reading of narrative fiction books. However, the same does not apply to reading magazines, comic books, non-fiction books, or newspapers. There is, therefore, a salutary fiction effect that cannot be overlooked, making it urgent to encourage young people to read this type of text.

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