Fostering strategic learning: The development and validation of the Writing Strategies for Motivational Regulation Questionnaire (WSMRQ)

Show simple item record Teng, Lin en Zhang, Jun Lawrence en 2016-10-17T01:32:05Z en 2016-02 en
dc.identifier.citation The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016, 25(1), pp. 123-134 en
dc.identifier.issn 0119-5646 en
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dc.description.abstract This article describes the development and validation of a survey instrument, the Writing Strategies for Motivational Regulation Questionnaire (WSMRQ), designed to measure Chinese university students’ reported use of motivational regulation strategies in writing in English as a second/foreign language (L2). Conceptualized in a self-regulated learning framework, the WSMRQ was developed and validated. Two independent samples of 359 and 373 Chinese university students were recruited. The data were subject to exploratory factory analyses (EFA) and confirmatory factor analyses (CFA), respectively, to evaluate the psychometric properties of the instrument. Results of the EFA revealed a five-factor structure of motivational regulation strategies: Interesting enhancement, performance self-talk, mastery self-talk, emotional control, and environment structuring. The CFA results from another sample supported a five-factor correlated model with the best fit, confirming the validity and reliability of the WSMRQ. The significant, moderate correlations between the five motivational regulation strategies and writing scores showed the instrument’s reasonable predictive validity. Pedagogical implications are also discussed. en
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dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher en
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dc.title Fostering strategic learning: The development and validation of the Writing Strategies for Motivational Regulation Questionnaire (WSMRQ) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s40299-015-0243-4 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 123 en
pubs.volume 25 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Springer en en
pubs.end-page 134 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 520370 en Education and Social Work en Curriculum and Pedagogy en
dc.identifier.eissn 2243-7908 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-02-06 en

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