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ERIC Number: ED311089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of an Instrument To Assess Learning Strategies.
Chissom, Brad; And Others
Using items gathered directly from learners and checked against a theoretical model of learning, an instrument to assess learning strategies was developed. The approach involved collection of descriptions of learning strategies from undergraduate and graduate students, implementation of a principal components analysis to determine the factor structure of the items, and analysis of the relationship between the resulting factors and academic achievement. Development of the Student Strategic Learning Inventory (SSLI) began with an analysis of extended narratives on learning strategies written by undergraduates. Seventy-nine items were extracted and rated by 65 graduate students, 200 college sophomores, and 56 college juniors and seniors on a four-point scale. To establish construct validity of the SSLI, upperclassmen raters also completed the Inventory of Learning Processes--a 62-item, true-false instrument recognized in the literature as a measure of learning strategies. Results from both instruments were correlated with grade point average. Only a factor analysis of the items and correlation of the factor scores were used in data analysis. The procedure, beginning with narrative analysis, was repeated with a variety of students, items were added, and a 94-item instrument was the final result. The methodology of soliciting items from learners was successful, and the derived factors supported the theoretical model of learning previously proposed. Four tables are included. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Inventory of Learning Processes