Validation of Studying and Learning Approaches Questionnaire to Identify Students’ Studying and Learning Methods

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Mohammad Reza Mahmoodi 1 , *

1 Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Physiology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Mahmoodi M R . Validation of Studying and Learning Approaches Questionnaire to Identify Students’ Studying and Learning Methods, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2013 ; 10(4):e60608.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 10 (4); e60608
Published Online: December 31, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 21, 2017
Accepted: October 25, 2013

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Assessment systems should aim at evaluating the desired learning outcomes. The aim of the present study was to design and validate a Mahmoodi Studying and Learning Approaches Questionnaire (MASLAQ) to identify students’ studying and learning methods in examinations.
Methods: A structured 12-item questionnaire was designed based on a modified 5-point Likert scale in outline of visual analogue scale to seek information on student’s studying and learning approaches between multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and short-answer questions (SAQs) examinations that may affect the student's learning outcome. Thirty-four students who were selected by census, completed the questionnaire by test and re-test method before starting the research.
Results: One-week test-retest reliability of the 12-item questionnaire was measured by Cronbach’s alpha at 0.81. Reliability of the validated 12-item questionnaire (189 questionnaires), was measured by Cronbach’s alpha at 0.77. Range of agreement coefficient of kappa for pre and posttest questionnaire items were 0.34-0.60. Intraclass correlation coefficient between the pre and posttest questionnaire items was ICC = 0.93 (P < 0.001). Content validity index was computed 0.88 for the overall scale. Construct validity was also computed.
Conclusion: This validated and reliable questionnaire was the exclusive instrument to assess studying and learning approaches and to evaluate learning strategies of students based on selecting examination.
 

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Validate Questionnaire Studying and learning approach Multiple-choice question Short-answer question

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