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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
Print version ISSN 0102-3772
OLIVEIRA, Katya Luciane de; BORUCHOVITCH, Evely and SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos. Learning strategies and academic performance: validity evidences. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.4, pp. 531-536. ISSN 0102-3772. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722009000400008.
The purpose of the present study was to verify the factorial validity of a learning strategy scale as well as to explore the concurrent validity of the instrument in regard to students´ academic achievement. The sample was composed of 815 basic education children from both public and private schools of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. The Learning Strategy Scale was collectively applied. Exploratory factorial analyses were conducted to achieve the purposes of the study. The alphas of Cronbach of the instrument and of its three subscales showed good reliability. Variance analyses showed significant differences between school achievement and punctuation in the scale. The data were discussed in terms of their possible implications for the psycho-educational evaluation area.
Keywords : learning; studying; psycho-educational evaluation; learning strategies.