Title: Cross-cultural adaptation of R-SPQ-2F: validation and psychometric properties

Authors: Myint Swe Khine; Ernest Afari

Addresses: Assessment and Evaluation Centre, Emirates College for Advanced Education, P.O. Box 126662, Abu Dhabi, UAE; School of Education, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia ' School of Education, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

Abstract: A conceptual understanding of how students learn and what motivates them to choose a specific approach to learning have been of interest to all educators. A number of instruments that measure students' learning styles and orientations, study preferences and ways of knowing exist in the literature. This study explored the reliability and validity of the questionnaire that measures study process of students. The original version of revised two-factor study process questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F) (Biggs et al., 2001) was adapted and translated into Arabic and administered to students in a tertiary institution in the United Arab Emirates. The analysis showed that the Arabic version of the questionnaire was valid and reliable for students in the UAE. The results suggest that two factors, deep and surface processes are meaningful in this context and the adapted R-SPQ-2F can confidently be used in Arabic speaking countries. Further studies are suggested to be conducted with larger samples.

Keywords: study process; reliability; validity; cross-cultural adaptation of revised R-SPQ-2F.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQRE.2018.092333

International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 2018 Vol.4 No.3, pp.255 - 268

Received: 18 Mar 2017
Accepted: 05 Mar 2018

Published online: 30 May 2018 *

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