About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance
Key stages Key Stage 4
Subscales Effort; Expectancies; Importance; Interest; Cost
Description This instrument is a self-report measure designed to gain insight into students' motivation for tests, based on the assumption that a lack of this may explain underperformance in some cases. It seems to only have been validated with Swedish school pupils though an English version is reported in the article by Kneta and Eklof (2015).
Example I spent more effort on this test than I do on other tests we have in school
Link http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0734282914551956

Implementation details

No. of items 19
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 15-16
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α w= .71-.
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA 2 separate CFAs
Chi-square(80) = 432
n = 1047
p < .001
CFI = 0.92
RMSEA = .065
SRMR = .057
Chi-square(80) = 269
n = 536
p < .001
CFI = 0.90
RMSEA = .066
SRMR = .065
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity beta= [.13,.85] in predicting test results (p<.001)
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Knekta, E., & Eklöf, H. (2015). Modeling the test-taking motivation construct through investigation of psychometric properties of an expectancy-value-based questionnaire. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33(7), 662-673. doi:10.1177/0734282914551956