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Ciencias Psicológicas

Print version ISSN 1688-4094On-line version ISSN 1688-4221

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PIOVANO, Silvia; IRRAZABAL, Natalia  and  BURIN, Débora I.. Comprehension of academic expository texts in e-book Reader vs. paper:. Cienc. Psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.2, pp.177-185. ISSN 1688-4094.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22235/cp.v12i2.1680.

In a study involving 102 university students, reading comprehension of printed academic texts versus e-book Reader format was compared. Eff ects of specifi c previous domain knowledge and verbal ability were examined. Students’ attitudes towards the e-book Reader before and after the experiment were also investigated. Results suggest that the e-book Reader would benefit more competent readers, and that it could promote greater metacognitive activity in comprehension processes. Also, attitudes towards the e-book Reader changed after the experience, although self-evaluation judgments showed that the printed format is still preferred

Keywords : E-book Reader; reading comprehension; expository texts; verbal aptitude; metacognition.

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