The main goal of this research was to adapt and validate a scale of reading strategies assessment for the Portuguese population. The Reading Strategy Use (RSU) is a measure of cognitive and metacognitive strategies, consisting of 22 items. The sample was composed of 428 students. The factor structure of the scale was investigated by means of confirmatory factor analysis. The fit of two factor and one factor models was tested. The results supported a one factor structure. Cronbach's alpha value was.85. The reading strategies exhibited statistically significant correlations with academic achievement in the Portuguese Language. Statistically significant differences between the female and the male participants in the RSU results were observed, with girls achieving higher scores. These results provide evidence of validity and reliability for the Portuguese version of the RSU. The implications of the results, limitations and issues to be approached in future investigations are discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Adaptation and validation of the Reading Strategy Use scale for the Portuguese population|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Revista Iberoamericana de diagnóstico y evaluación e avaliação psicológica|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Reading strategies
- Cognitive and metacognitive strategies