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Jun 17, 2019

XVI European Congress of Psychology

The reliability and validity of children’s learning-to-learn inventory

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learning-to-learning inventory

TBCS

temperament

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learning-to-learning inventory

TBCS

temperament

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The development of learning to learn is seen as crucial for success in the global knowledge economy. The aim of this study is to develop a learning-to-learn scale for 12-year-old children as a large-scale research instrument. A literature review and pilot study identified four dimensions, which were used to construct a 22- item, 4-point scale inventory. The four dimensions are curiosity, meaning-making, interpersonal learning, and self-regulated learning. The inventory was administered to the 1560 children in the pilot study of Taiwan Birth Cohort Study. In addition, three-wave TBCS data of 5-, 8-, and 12-years old are merged to investigate the reliability and validity of learning-to-learn scale. The results from confirmatory factor analysis showed the data fit the four-factor model well with RMSEA 0.051, CFI=0.978, TLI=0.974. The Cronbach’s alpha for the four subscales are .64, .83, .81, .82. The correlations between academic performance and four subscale scores of the scale are significantly but low (.18, .23, .16, and .25). Teachers’ ratings of students’ learning to learn dispositions are significantly correlated with students’ academic performance (.54, .72, .47, and .72 respectively). Liking to go to school and satisfaction with academic performance are the influencing factors for the development of learning to learn. Results from 8-and 12-year data showed that there are low but significant correlations between 8-year academic performance and 12-year learning-to-learn scores, indicating that prior achievement slightly influences the development of learning to learn. Five temperaments measured at 5 years old has low but significant correlations with learning-to-learn scale scores. The results provide evidence for a valid and reliable 4-factor learning-to-learn inventory.

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