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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
Print version ISSN 1413-8557
DIAS, Anelise Silva and VENDRAMINI, Claudette Maria Medeiros. Full information Factorial Analysis o a Reading Comprehension Test in Statistics. Psicol. Esc. Educ. (Impr.) [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.2, pp. 357-367. ISSN 1413-8557. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85572008000200007.
The aim of this research was to verify the construct validity evidences of a reading comprehension test composed of a text that included Statistics information. The participants were 206 undergraduate psychology students, 79.1% female, aged 17 to 54 years old, M = 25.9 years and SD = 6.8, 82.5% of them study in the day and night period. The research instrument was a reading comprehension test composed of a specific text that included Statistical concepts. This test was collectively applied during regular class time. The full information factorial analysis brings out that the specific reading test is predominantly unidimensional, and this dimension explains 24.8% of the items variance. The Kuder-Richardson' reliability coefficient of 0.813 indicated a good precision of the test.
Keywords : Statistics; College students; Educational psychology.