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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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OLIVEIRA, Katya Luciane de. Reading comprehension, reading atittudesand hopelessness in university students. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.4, pp. 820-831. ISSN 1414-9893.

The objective of this survey is to associate reading comprehension, reading attitudes and hopelessness in university students. 261 university students who attended the administration, radiology and Psychology courses in private universities in São Paulo and Minas Gerais participated in the research. A text with 250 words, prepared according to Cloze’s technique, in its traditional version, a reading attitudes scale and a hopelessness scale were used. The application was collective and the data were submitted to inferential statistics and showed clearly a statistically significant difference in the punctuation of the instruments considering the participants’ gender and age. It was also possible to associate significant and negative relations between the punctuation in both scales. The data were discussed in terms of their implications for the psycho educational assessment area.

Keywords : Reading; Cloze’s technique; Hopelessness; University.

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