Back to Page Authors: Johnson Alex, Dan Isaac Pothiyil, Asha Kamath

Keywords: learning strategy, test anxiety, learning style, learning prerequisite

Abstract: The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable learning strategy inventory to develop an adolescents’ learning strategy profile. A cross-sectional test construction design was used in the present study. The Learning Strategy Inventory (LSI) was developed and standardized among selected 791 adolescents studying in the 11th & 12th Standard in South Karnataka of India. Participants (age: 16.45 ± 0.64, Range: 15-17) were recruited from selected Pre-University colleges through the cluster sampling method. Preliminary items were generated through Focus Group Discussion (FGD) conducted among students and experts. The content validity of the items was established by subject matter experts. The average Content Validity Index (CVI) of the scale was found to be 0.89 The tool was then subjected to item analysis. Internal consistency of LSI was 0.84 P < .01. Test-retest reliability was 0.95 P < .01. psychometric norms were established based on the ‘T’ score. LSI is a 90 item self-reported Inventory measuring on a five-point Likert scale. LSI is a comprehensive tool comprising dimensions assessing pre-requisite for learning, test anxiety, motivation, learning styles (Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic) and learning strategies (Cognitive learning strategy, Behavioral learning strategy, Social learning strategy, motivational learning strategy, and metacognitive learning strategy).