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Diventare lettori maturi e consapevoli: la validazione nel contesto italiano del Motivation for Reading Questionnaire

Giovanni Moretti, Arianna Morini, Arianna Giuliani


Promoting the pleasure of reading and making the interest in different types of books more mature is one of the challenges to raise long-lasting readers over time. The strategic role played by the reading motivation has been broadened by educational research, which have highlighted the correlation between reading motivation and learning outcomes (Gambrell, 1996; Froiland & Oros, 2014; Schiefele, Stutz, & Schaffner, 2016). Teachers can help students become mature and aware readers. Therefore, they should be able to understand the students’ individual needs and to identify the most effective teaching strategies (Lumbelli, 1988; Moretti, 1993; Cardarello, 2004). This paper intends to share with the scientific community a tool capable of detecting the reading motivation of the students of the last classes of primary school. The Motivation for Reading Questionnaire (Wigfield & Guthrie, 1997) has been translated and adapted to the national context by conducting exploratory factorial analysis. In the Italian version, the questionnaire was reduced and four factors were identified: «Recognition», «Engagement», «Competition», «Sharing and sociability». The results of the research are reported to disseminate the outcomes with researchers, teachers and educators interested in deepening the theme of reading motivation.


Engagement; Questionnaire; Reading motivation; Teaching reading methods; Validation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/ecps-2019-019-mor1

Copyright (©) 2019 Arianna Morini, Giovanni Moretti, Arianna Giuliani – Editorial format and Graphical layout: copyright (©) LED Edizioni Universitarie


Journal of Educational, Cultural and Psychological Studies (ECPS)
Registered by Tribunale di Milano (19/05/2010 n. 278)
Online ISSN 2037-7924 - Print ISSN 2037-7932

Research Laboratory on Didactics and Evaluation - Department of Education - "Roma Tre" University

Executive Editor: Gaetano Domenici - Managing  Editor: Valeria Biasci
Editorial Board: Giuditta Alessandrini - Eleftheria Argyropoulou - Massimo Baldacci - Joao Barroso - Richard Bates - Christofer Bezzina - Paolo Bonaiuto - Lucia Boncori - Pietro Boscolo - Sara Bubb  - Carlo Felice Casula - Jean-Émile Charlier - Lucia Chiappetta Cajola - Carmela Covato - Jean-Louis Derouet - Peter Early - Franco Frabboni - Constance Katz - James Levin - Pietro Lucisano  - Roberto Maragliano - Romuald Normand - Michael Osborne - Donatella Palomba - Michele Pellerey - Clotilde Pontecorvo - Vitaly V. Rubtzov - Jaap Scheerens - Noah W. Sobe - Francesco Susi - Giuseppe Spadafora - Pat Thomson
Editorial Staff: Fabio Alivernini - Guido Benvenuto - Anna Maria Ciraci - Massimiliano Fiorucci - Luca Mallia - Massimo Margottini - Giovanni Moretti - Carla Roverselli 
Editorial Secretary:
Nazarena Patrizi