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ERIC Number: ED475714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 21
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Construct Validity of "Motivation Orientation & Language Learning Strategies Scales": for Spanish as a Foreign Language.
Benjamin, Jane
This study examined the construct validity of the Motivation Orientation and Language Learning Strategy Scales: For Spanish as a Foreign Language (MOLLS). The MOLLS is a Likert-type scale, that has 20 items in 5 broad categories in the motivation orientation scale (MOS) and 18 items in 3 broad categories in the language learning strategies scale (LLSS). These items were adapted for learning English as a foreign language from previous research (M. Entwhistle and P. Ramsden, 1983; J. Nicholls and others, 1985; J. Nicholls, 1989; and W. Lambert and others, 1972). and then were modified to be used for students learning Spanish as a foreign language. A total of 321 students attending a rural U.S. university participated in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to examine the construct validity of the instrument, and internal consistency reliability was examined within each category. The suggested model was not confirmed for the MOS or the LLSS. Further exploratory factor analyses were performed to examine the underlying structures for both MOS and LLSS. The paper discusses items that were culturally biased and that need revision. Three appendixes contain the MOLLS and suggested factors for each item in the MOS and the LLSS. (Contains 4 tables and 35 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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