Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ)

Description

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.

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Where to find or download

Can be found online at: http://www.indiana.edu/~p540alex/MSLQ.pdf

Fees and Requirements

None noted.

Age Range

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”).

Source

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.


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