Assessment of Learning and Study Strategies of University Students in Qatar Using an Arabic Translation of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory
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Type of Work19 pages
Citation of Original PublicationAlkhateeb, H. M., & Nasser, R. (2014). Assessment of Learning and Study Strategies of University Students in Qatar Using an Arabic Translation of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory. Psychological reports, 114(3), 947-965.
Subjectslearning and study strategies
university students in qatar
13 (119 men, 294 women) undergraduate university students in Qatar completed an Arabic version of the Learning and Study Strategies Inven- tory (LASSI) measuring Anxiety, Attitude, Concentration, Information Processing, Motivation, Self-testing, Selecting Main Ideas, Study Aids, Time Management, and Test Strategies. The students' learning and study strategies scores were similar to those reported in the literature. Factor analysis indicated the same general factors as in the original study. Internal consistency estimates ranged from .62 to .88. Nine of the 10 scales (i.e., all with the exception of the Study Aids) significantly corre- lated with students' GPAs. Scores obtained from these scales provide valid assess- ments of Qatar University students' use of learning and study strategies related to skill, will, and self-regulation components of strategic learning and also academic achievement. There also were statistically significant differences between higher and lower achieving students in their learning and study strategies. This study also explored the use of the LASSI as a predictive measure of academic achievement. Anxiety and test strategies were significant predictors of academic achievement as measured by students' GPA.