Reliability and validity of the self-constructed effective learning scale
Amitha V, Dr. AHM Vijayalaxmi
Effective Learning is being stated as, "learning how to learn," actively involves the students in metacognitive learning processes of planning, monitoring and reflecting. Dennison and Kirk (1990) Effective Learning model explains that it takes place through four elements, i.e., Active Learning, Collaborative Learning, Learner Responsibility, and Learning About Learning of teaching-learning process. The present study was envisaged to develop a valid and reliable scale to assess the Effective Learning of students. The items were pooled in from various sources and were subjected to statistical procedures of face validity, content validity, factor analysis, reliability, and internal consistency. After subjecting to these processes, the final version of the Effective Learning Scale (ELS) consisted of 52 items. The questionnaire was then administered to 400 students to test reliability and validity. The results indicated that the tool has emerged as an excellent reliable and valid scale.