Self Regulated Learning (SRL)

Hello, my name is Constance Martel Broussard and I am a doctoral student at Grambling State University. I would like to thank your professor for allowing me into your class. I am conducting research on the impact of self regulated strategies on the academic performance of students enrolled in freshman mathematics. I will be using the Motivated Strategies For Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) to examine the study strategies of all students enrolled in developmental and nondevelopmental freshman Math. The attached questionnaire asks about your study habits, learning skills, and motivation to work in this course.


NOTE: THIS IS NOT A TEST AND THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWERS TO THIS QUESTIONNAIRE.

Please respond to the questions as accurately as possible, reflecting your own attitudes and behaviors in this course. All of the information obtained about you will be kept confidential. The information collected today will be combined will information collected from all students enrolled in freshman Math. In addition to completing the MSLQ, I would like to collect information from your college transcript and entrance test scores. If you participate, you will receive feedback on your learning skills and motivation that may be useful to you in your college career within a month.


NOTE: YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY AND NOT RELATED IN ANY WAY TOY OUR GRADE IN THIS CLASS.

All of your responses are strictly confidential and I will be the only one reviewing the results. Completing and sending the form indicate that you agree to participate in this study. Thank you for your cooperation.



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The Motivated Strategies For Learning Questionnaire

Part A. Motivation

The following questions ask about your motivation for and attitudes about this class. Remember that there is no right or wrong answers; just answer as accurately as possible. Use the scale below to answer the questions. If you think that the statement is very true of you, circle 7, if a statement is not at all true of you, circle 1. If the statement is more or less true of you, find the number between 1 and 7 that best describes you.


1) In a class like this, I prefer course material that really challenges me so I can learn new things. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2) If I study in appropriate ways, then you will be able to learn material in this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
3) When I take a test I think about how poorly I am doing compared with other students. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
4) I think I will be able to use what I learn in this course in other courses. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
5) I believe I will receive an excellent grade in this class. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

6) I'm certain I can understand the most difficult material presented in the readings for this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
7) Getting a good grade in this class is the most satisfying thing for me right now. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8) When I take a test I think about items on other parts of the test I can't answer. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
9) It is my own fault if I do not learn the material in this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
10) It is important for me to learn the course material in this class. learn new things. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

11) The most important thing for me right now is improving my overall grade point average, so
my main concern in this class is getting a good grade.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
12) I'm confident I can learn the basic concepts taught in this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
13) If I can, I want to get better grades in this class than most of the other students. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
14) When I take a test I think of the consequences of failing. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
15) I'm confident I can understand the most complex material presented by the instructor in this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

16) In a class like this, I prefer course material that arouses my curiosity, even if it is difficult to learn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
17) I am very interested in the content area of this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
18) If I try hard, then I will understand the course material. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
19) I have an uneasy, upset feeling when I take an exam. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
20) I'm confident I can do an excellent job on the assignments and tests in this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

21) I expect to do well in this class. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
22) The most satisfying thing for me in this course is trying to understand. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
I think the course material in this class is useful for me to learn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
24) When I have the opportunity in this class, I choose course assignments that I can learn from even
if they don't guarantee a good grade.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
25) If I don't understand the course material, it is because I didn't try hard enough. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

26) I like the subject matter of this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
27) Understanding the subject matter of this course is very important to me. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
28) I feel my heart beating fast when I take an exam. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
29) I'm certain I can master the skills being taught in this class. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
30) I want to do well in this class because it is important to show my ability to my family, friends,
employer, or others.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

31) Considering the difficulty of this course, the teacher, and my skills, I think I will do well in this class. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
32) When I study the readings for this course, I outline the material to help me organize my thoughts. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
33) During class time I often miss important points because I am thinking of other things. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Part B. Learning Strategies

The following questions ask about your learning strategies and study skills for this class. Again, there is no right or wrong answers. Answer the questions about how you study in this class as accurately as possible. Use the same scale toanswer the remaining questions. If you think the statement is very true of you,circle 7; if a statement is not true of you, circle 1. If the statement is more or less true of you, find the number between 1 and 7 that best describes you.


34) When studying for this course, I often try to explain the material to a classmate or friend. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
35) I usually study in a place where I can concentrate on my course work. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
36) When reading for this course, I make up questions to help focus my reading. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
37) I often feel so lazy and bored when I study for this class that I quit before I finish what I plan to do. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
38) I often find myself questioning things I hear or read in this course to decide if I find them convincing. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

39) When I study for class, I practice saying the material to myself over and over. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
40) Even if I have trouble learning the material in class, I try to do the work on my own, without help from anyone. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
41) When I become confused about something I'm reading in this class, I go back and try to figure it out. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
42) When I study for this course, I go through the readings and my class notes and try to find the most important ideas. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
43) I make good use of my study time for this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

44) If course readings are difficult to understand, I change the way I read the material. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
45) I try to work with other students from this class to complete the course assignments. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
46) When studying for this course, I read my class notes and courses readings over and over again. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
47) When a theory, interpretation, or conclusion is presented in class or in the readings, I try to decide if there is
good supporting evidence.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
48) I work hard to do well in this class even if I don't like what we are doing. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

49) I make simple charts, diagrams, or tables to help me organize course material.. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
50) I'm confident I can do an excellent job on the assignments and tests in this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
51) I treat the course material as a starting point and try to develop my own ideas about it. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
52) I find it hard stick to a study schedule. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
53) When I study for this class, I pull together information from different sources, such as lectures, readings,
and discussions.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

54) Before I study new course material thoroughly, I often skim it to see how it is organized. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
55) I ask myself questions to make sure I understand the material I have been studying in class. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
56) I try to change the way I study in order to fit the course requirements and the instructor's teaching style. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
57) I often find that I have been reading for this class but don't know what it was all about. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
58) I ask the instructor to clarify concepts I don't understand well. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

59) I memorize key words to remind me of important concepts in this class. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
60) When course work is difficult, I either give up or only study the easy parts. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
61) I try to think through a topic and decide what I am supposed to learn from it rather then just
reading it over when studying for this course.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
62) I try to relate ideas in this subject to those in other courses whenever possible. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
63) When I study for this course, I go over my class notes and make an outline of important concepts. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

64) When reading for this class, I try to relate the material to what I already know. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
65) I have a regular place to study. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
66) I try to play around with ideas of my own related to what I am learning in this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
67) When I study for this course, I write brief summaries of the main ideas from the readings
and my class notes.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
68) When I can't understand the material in this course, I ask another student in this class for help. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

69) I try to understand the material in this class by making connections between the readings and the
concepts from the lectures.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
70) I make sure that I keep up with weekly readings and assignments for this course. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
71) Whenever I read or hear an assertion or conclusion in this class, I think about possible alternatives. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
72) I make lists of important items for this course and memorize the lists. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
73) I attend this class regularly. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

74) Even when course materials are dull and uninteresting, I manage to keep working until I finish. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
75) I try to identify students in this class whom I can ask for help if necessary. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
76) When studying for this course I try to determine which concepts I don't understand well. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
77) I often find that I don't spend very much time on this course because of other activities. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
78) When I study for this class, I set goals for myself in order to direct my activities in each study period. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

79) If I get confused taking notes in class, I make sure I sort it out afterwards. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
80) I rarely find time to review my notes or readings before an exam. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
81) I try to apply ideas from my course readings in other class activities such as lecture and discussion. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire was developed by Paul Pintrich et al at theNational Center for Research in Postsecondary Teaching and Learning. Ann Arbor:University of Michigan, 1991.