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Analysis of the Psychometric Properties of the Motivation and Strategies of Learning Questionnaire—Short Form (MSLQ-SF) in Spanish Higher Education Students

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Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Department of Research and Diagnosis Methods in Education, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Soc. Sci. 2019, 8(5), 132; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8050132
Received: 20 March 2019 / Revised: 15 April 2019 / Accepted: 18 April 2019 / Published: 28 April 2019
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Abstract

Background and methods: The aim of this research was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Motivation and Learning Strategies Questionnaire-Short Form (MSLQ-SF), using exploratory techniques with university students. The sample was formed by 597 participants aged between 19 and 28 years old (M = 23.04; SD = 3.71), with 156 (26.1%) being male and 441 (73.9%) being female. The exploratory factor analysis was conducted using the FACTOR program. Results: The results indicate that the questionnaire provides high reliability indexes to α = 0.70 for all included dimensions. The factor describing intrinsic orientation towards goal setting was removed following exploratory analysis, while other factors adjusted satisfactorily. All factors were correlated directly and positively (p < 0.01). Conclusions: It can be concluded that the MSLQ-SF fulfils the validity and reliability specifications for use with university students of social sciences and health sciences. View Full-Text
Keywords: learning; motivation; higher education; students learning; motivation; higher education; students
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Zurita Ortega, F.; Martinez Martinez, A.; Chacon Cuberos, R.; Ubago Jiménez, J.L. Analysis of the Psychometric Properties of the Motivation and Strategies of Learning Questionnaire—Short Form (MSLQ-SF) in Spanish Higher Education Students. Soc. Sci. 2019, 8, 132.

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