Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ)
This instrument examines several aspects of motivation related to learning, such as goal orientation and self-efficacy. This is an excellent tool for mentoring programs that have tutoring aspects or an educational skills component.
This tool touches on the following keywords:
Where to find or download
Can be found online at: http://www.indiana.edu/~p540alex/MSLQ.pdf
Fees and Requirements
General youth, although it may be most useful with middle or high school students.
How to Administer and score
Pencil and paper self-report. The instrument offers 44 questions, each to be rated on a 7-point scale (“1= not at all true of me” to “7=very true of me”).
Pintrich, P.R., Smith, D.A., Garcia, T., & McKeachie W.J. (1991). A manual for the use of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ). National Center for Research to Improve Postsecondary Teaching and Learning. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan.