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ERIC Number: EJ1066565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Motivated Self-Regulated Learning Questionnaire in an EFL Context
Ayatollahi, Mohammad Ali; Rasekh, Abbas Eslami; Tavakoli, Mansoor
International Education Studies, v4 n4 p230-239 Nov 2011
The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) is an instrument for measuring motivation and learning strategies in general education. This instrument is modular, consisting of motivation and learning strategies modules. This study sought to see whether the learning strategies module of this instrument can be applied to the context of English Language Learning (EFL). For this purpose, the instrument was administered to a group of Iranian EFL college students (n = 190) as well as a group of Iranian computer science students (n = 74). The validity of the learning strategies module of this instrument in the new context was studied by analyzing the factor structure of responses made to it. Confirmatory factor analysis was run to perform a factor analysis of the data. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed identical factor structures for EFL and general education contexts, suggesting that MSLQ is a valid measurement instrument in determining EFL college students' study strategies as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire
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