The study introduces the new R-SPQ-2F short version, especially developed to assess learning approaches in college students from Argentina and Peru. The sample was composed of 1511 undergraduates (52.2% Argentinean and 47.8%, Peruvian). The eight more representative items regarding the Surface and Deep approaches were selected from the original version, initially composed of 20 items. To do so, a content validity analysis was conducted by experts as a first step. The resulting model achieved adequate fit indices for the whole sample and for each country subsample as well —confirmatory factor analysis. Its invariance by country, class standing, and gender was also verified. The original and the short versions were proven equivalent. Internal consistency coefficients were adequate, with slight differences between countries. Findings entail important methodological and practical implications. On the one hand, the study is the first analyzing direct intercultural validity evidence from the R-SPQ-2F´s most representative items of the learning approaches dimensions, proven equivalent for culturally different groups. On the other hand, this short version verified adequate psychometric features, making it suitable to be used with Argentinean and Peruvian undergraduates.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The Revised Two Factor Study Process Questionnaire-Short Version: A Psychometric Analysis in College Students
|European Journal of Education and Psychology
|Published - Dec 2021
- learning approaches
- psychometric features
- short version