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SUEHIRO, Adriana Cristina Boulhoça  and  BORUCHOVITCH, Evely. Motivation to read and demographic variables of students from São Paulo. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.69, n.1, pp.33-47. ISSN 1809-5267.

This study aimed to characterize the motivation for reading of a group of elementary school students and to explore possible differences between them with regard to gender, age and school year. The sample was composed of one hundred and thirty nine students, of both sexes, between 10 and 16 years (M=12.60, SD=1.56), and from the sixth to the ninth grades of a public school in an inland city in the state of São Paulo. Data were obtained collectively through a questionnaire identifying participants and a scale of motivation for reading. The results revealed a preference for extrinsic motivation among students. Girls scored significantly higher in Intrinsic Motivation (MI) and in Extrinsic Motivation (external regulation). A decrease in intrinsic motivation with the advancement in school, as well as significantly lower mean scores of older students in intrinsic motivation and in more autonomous forms of extrinsic motivation were also observed.

Keywords : Reading; Self-regulated learning; Motivation to learn.

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