About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description SAMRS aims to identify students’ levels of academic achievement motivation, predict students’ academic achievement, and assesses how programs affect students’ achievement motivation.
Example Brings in materials related to classroom activities
Link http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0013164497057002008

Implementation details

No. of items 15
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 5-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .61-.90
Test retest 6-8 weeks, r= [.79-.98]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity r= .76 median correlation with Grade Point Averge
Construct validity r= [.40-.85] with measures of self-esteem (Self-Esteem Rating Scale for Children)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Chiu, L-H. (1997). Development and validation of the School Achievement Motivation Rating Scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 57(2), 292–305. doi:10.1177/0013164497057002008