Construct Validation of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire in a Singapore High School Sample

  •  Chiu Wai Chow    
  •  Elaine Chapman    


In this study, the construct validity of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) was assessed. Participants were 441 Year 11 students in Singapore. Three separate confirmatory factor analyses were conducted for each section of the MSLQ (motivation and learning strategies). Results indicated that the original factor structures proposed by the instrument developers produced the best model fit. Cronbach α coefficients were also acceptable for all but one of the individual scales. Correlations with the Revised Learning Process Questionnaire—Two Factor and physics achievement scores also aligned with the theoretical basis of the MSLQ. These results confirmed the potential utility of this instrument for assessing the motivation and learning strategies of secondary students in Singapore.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0526
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0534
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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