ERIC Number: EJ1125614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Self-Regulated Learning in Singaporean Context: A Congeneric Approach of Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Ng, Betsy; Wang, C. K. John; Liu, W. C.
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v40 n1 p91-107 2017
The motivated strategies for learning questionnaire (MSLQ) is widely used as a self-report instrument to assess students' motivation and self-regulation. This study utilized the MSLQ Junior High to examine the motivational beliefs and self-regulation of secondary school students (Grades 8 and 9) from Singapore. The instrument was slightly modified and administered to students (N = 610) in mathematics and science classes. In the first sample, 314 students completed the MSLQ Junior High while a second sample of 296 students completed the revised MSLQ Junior High. Using a congeneric approach of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), the five-factor measurement model was determined with the first sample. This measurement model was further supported using a second sample and its goodness-of-fit indices were compared with other CFA models. Statistical findings showed that the five-factor structure of the revised MSLQ Junior High had a good model fit. The present study contributes a novel methodological approach by investigating the parsimony confirmatory factor structure of the revised MSLQ Junior High in local academic contexts.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Factor Analysis, Questionnaires, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Grade 9, Goodness of Fit, Comparative Analysis, Factor Structure, Test Validity, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 9; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire