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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

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PICCOLO, Luciane da Rosa et al. Psychosocial variables and reading performance of children with low socioeconomic status. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.4, pp.389-398. ISSN 0102-3772.

This longitudinal study investigated the impact of psychosocial factors on reading performance of children with low socioeconomic status. Fifty nine mothers and their children at 4 months, 2, 5-6 and 9-11 years of age participated. The children's reading performance was correlated with psychosocial variables. Negative correlations were found between maternal psychiatric morbidity in early childhood and reading of irregular words, and between the number of family members living with the child at 2 and 5-6 years and word reading performance. Family income at 2 years correlated positively with reading comprehension. However, only the number of family members who lived with the child was a predictor of reading performance. The results indicate that reading performance is related to psychosocial factors.

Keywords : psychosocial factors; reading performance; reading comprehension; family.

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