Development and validation of scores from an instrument measuring student test-taking motivation
2006 (English)In: Educational and Psychological Measurement, ISSN 0013-1644, Vol. 66, no 4, 643-656 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Using the expectancy-value model of achievement motivation as a basis, this study’s purpose is to develop, apply, and validate scores from a self-report instrument measuring student test-taking motivation. Sampled evidence of construct validity for the present sample indicates that a number of the items in the instrument could be used as an indicator of student test-taking motivation. Exploratory factor analyses suggests that the test-taking motivation construct is distinct from general attitudes toward a subject and that task value perceptions are distinct from task performance expectancies. The instrument needs further development to consolidate its psychometric properties and to laborate on the testtaking motivation construct in relation to the expectancy-value theory of achievement motivation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage publications , 2006. Vol. 66, no 4, 643-656 p.
test-taking motivation, expectancy-value theory, scale development, exploratory factor analysis, construct validity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-14442DOI: 10.1177/0013164405278574OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-14442DiVA: diva2:154113