About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales Teacher educational expectations; Peer aspirations; Value of education
Description This measure was designed to understand students' motivation for completing high school and going onto further/higher education. It is based in part and includes items from the Educational Motivation Questionnaire (Murdock, 1999).
Example If I work hard in school, I will get a better job than the kids who don't try hard
Link http://europepmc.org/articles/pmc4405898

Implementation details

No. of items 32
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 12-16
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α McDonald
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA A 4-factor solut
CFA Model fitted for Y9/y10.
Modified bifactor (correlated uniqueness)
Chi-square(440)= 1138.8/987.0
RMSEA= .057/.049
Criterion validity r= [.26,.54] with teacher-rated measures
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Cham, H., Hughes, J. N., West, S. G., & Im, M. H. (2014). Assessment of adolescents’ motivation for educational attainment. Psychological Assessment, 26(2), 642. doi:10.1037/a0036213
Murdock, T. B. (1999). The social context of risk: Status and motivational predictors of alienation in middle school. Journal of Educational Psychology, 91, 62–75. doi:10.1037/0022-0663.91.1.62