Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
Print version ISSN 1413-8557
OLIVEIRA, Maria Helena Mourão Alves de. Functions of reading used by undergraduate students. Psicol. Esc. Educ. (Impr.) [online]. 1996, vol.1, n.1, pp. 61-68. ISSN 1413-8557. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85571996000100009.
This research aims to study the functions of reading identified by undergraduate students and to understand their reasons of reading, by comparing such students according to the use they make of the functions. The sample cinsisted of 123 students, especifically Phonoaudiology and Engineering students.The instrument used for this research was the Functions Reading Scale. The results of this study made evident the predominancy of Learning and Utility functions with a less evident use of Reading for leisure in both of the groups. The majority of the students reveals an average levei of utilization of the functions, mostly evident in the Phonoaudiology group, when the two groups are compared.
Keywords : Functions; Reading; Undergraduate students.