Categorisation and Reading Comprehension in Social-Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences

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The focus of the study was to examine categorisation or cognitive structuration of foreign language information in the process of foreign language reading and its relation to comprehension of such information. The emphasis is laid on categorisation and the process of reading comprehension and its dependency to cognitive-social and behavioural scienses represented by the study programmes of the research participants and the combination of the study programmes. The research was carried out at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra at the individual faculties/schools: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Facutly of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Central European Studies. The selected students studied English language as an optional subject. The research methods used in the current research study were as follows: PNS Scale (Thomson et al., 2001), test of foreign language competence (based on ISED – the level of language proficiency B1/B2). Results of the research showed dependency of foreign language reading comprehension on desire for structure of the students of behavioural sciences compared to the students of other study programmes from the other examined faculties.

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18 December 2019

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978-1-80296-008-2

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Future Academy

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9

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Psychology, clinical psychology, psychotherapy, abnormal psychology

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Hvozdíková*, S., Munková, D., & Stranovská, E. (2019). Categorisation and Reading Comprehension in Social-Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences. In Z. Bekirogullari, M. Y. Minas, & R. X. Thambusamy (Eds.), Clinical & Counselling Psychology - CPSYC 2016, vol 9. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 78-85). Future Academy. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2016.05.02.8