About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales Appraisals; Emotions; Learning intention
Description It assesses students’ judgments of a learning situation in real classroom situations.
Example How much effort are you going to put into this task?
Link Contact author at boekaerts@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Implementation details

No. of items 42
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 25
Age 11-16
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .62-.89
Test retest 2 weeks-3 months, r= [.45,.78]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Across studies 3
CFA Time 1 (n=646)
Chi-square(8011)= 15925.9
RMSEA= .077 - .080
SRMSR= .008 - .009
Time 2 (n=584)
Chi-square(8011)= 16931.9
RMSEA= .086 - .089
SRMSR= .008 - .010
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity School Subject Attitude Scale, r= [.39,.73]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity When Appraisals were added to a regression model model, additional variance in reported effort in homework was explained compared to general and domain-specific predictors(except in one case where variance explained went down after Appraisals were added). Changes in variance ranged from 6.1%-22.5%.
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Boekaerts, M. (2002). The on-line motivation questionnaire: A self-report instrument to assess students’ context sensitivity. Advances in motivation and achievement, 12, 77-120.
Crombach, M., Boekaerts, M., & Voeten, M. (2003). Online measurement of appraisals of students faced with curricular tasks. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 63(1), 96-111. doi:10.1177/0013164402239319