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ERIC Number: EJ996956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Psychometric Properties of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire for Sultan Qaboos University Students
Alkharusi, Hussain; Neisler, Otherine; Al-Barwani, Thuwayba; Clayton, David; Al-Sulaimani, Humaira; Khan, Mohammad; Al-Yahmadi, Hamad; Al-Kalbani, Muna
College Student Journal, v46 n3 p567-580 Sep 2012
Research on university student learning has suggested that students' motivational orientations and learning strategies are critical to their academic achievement. In an attempt to assess the levels of motivation and the usage of learning resources and strategies of college students, Pintrich, Smith, Garcia and McKeachie (1993) developed an 81-item instrument entitled the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) based on the social cognitive view of motivation and learning. This paper examines the psychometric properties of the MSLQ for Sultan Qaboos University. A sample of 952 students (506 females and 446 males) who were admitted at Sultan Qaboos University in 2010 completed the MSLQ. Confirmatory factor analyses indicated that first-order factor structures of a reduced form (71 items) of the MSLQ provided a good fit to the observed data compared to the second-order factor structures. The scores from the reduced form of the MSLQ exhibited acceptable levels of internal consistency compared to the long form of 81-items. Overall, the results indicate that MSLQ provides reliable and valid interpretations of the motivational orientations and usage of learning strategies and resources of students entering SQU. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire