ERIC Number: ED308199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Process Questionnaire Manual. Student Approaches to Learning and Studying.
Biggs, John B.
This manual describes the theory behind the Learning Process Questionnaire (LPQ) used in Australia and defines what the subscale and scale scores mean. The LPQ is a 36-item self-report questionnaire that yields scores on three basic motives for learning and three learning strategies, and on the approaches to learning that are formed by these motives and strategies. School learning is affected by personal factors--those belonging to the student, situational factors, and process factors; the students' motives for learning; and their accompanying strategies. The student's approach to learning is a composite of a motive and an appropriate strategy. Three approaches to learning are: (1) surface--the minimal meeting of requirements; (2) deep--intrinsic interest in what is being learned; and (3) achieving--to enhance ago and self-esteem to obtain the highest grades. These three approaches are fairly consistent orientations and can be measured by the LPQ. There are separate norms for males and females at age 14 years and at year 11 of schooling. Directions for administering, scoring, and interpreting LPQ scores are given, with suggestions about how they may be used by teachers and counselors. Statistical information about the LPQ's reliability and validity, four data tables, six figures, and eight tables of norms are also provided. The LPQ is enclosed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Motivation, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Test Manuals, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd., Radford House, Frederick St., Hawthorn 3122, Australia.
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Australian Education Research and Development Committee, Canberra.; Newcastle Univ. (Australia).; Australian Research Grants Scheme.
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia