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SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos; MORAES, Mayara Salgado de  and  LIMA, Thatiana Helena. Reading and motivation understanding for learning of fundamental teaching students. Psicol. Esc. Educ. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.1, pp.93-101. ISSN 2175-3539.

The present study aimed to identify the relationship between reading comprehension and motivation to learn from elementary school students. The Cloze Test and the Motivation Assessment Scale for Learning were applied. To this end, 169 adolescents from the 6th to the 9th grade of elementary school, from eight different classes, from a single public school in the interior of the state of São Paulo participated in the study. Among the students, 49.1% were male and 50.9% female, with ages ranging from 11 to 17 years. The results indicated a positive and significant correlation between the scores of the Cloze test and those of the target learning, and significant negative regarding performance, approximation and avoidance goals. The data are discussed in light of the literature on the subject.

Keywords : Cloze testing; motivation; elementary school.

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