This research reports the development and evaluation of a Korean Author Recognition Test (KART), designed as a measure of print exposure among young adults. Based on the original, English-language version of the Author Recognition Test (ART), the KART demonstrates significant relationships with offline measures of language ability, as well as online measures of word recognition. In particular, KART scores were related to participants' responses on the Comparative Reading Habits (CRH) checklist, suggesting that KART is a valid measure of print exposure. In addition, KART scores showed reliable correlations with offline measures of vocabulary knowledge and language comprehension. Finally, results from a lexical decision task showed that KART scores modulated the magnitude of the word familiarity effect, such that the effect was smaller for participants with higher KART scores The results suggest that the ART is a language-universal task that measures print exposure, which is useful for explaining individual differences in language comprehension abilities and word recognition processes.

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Copyright © 2018 SAGE Journals. Article first published online: November 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1747021818814461

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Lee, Hyosun, Eunjin Seong, Wonil Choi, and Matthew W. Lowder. “Development and Assessment of the Korean Author Recognition Test.” Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (November 29, 2018):1-40.