ALI REZA BANESHI; NOROUZ ALI KARAMDOUST; REZVAN HAKIMZADEH
Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, , Pages 119-124
Introduction: The present study aimed to investigate the psychometricproperties of Grasha-Riechmann Student Learning Styles Scale.Method: The participants included 1039 students (421 ...
Introduction: The present study aimed to investigate the psychometricproperties of Grasha-Riechmann Student Learning Styles Scale.Method: The participants included 1039 students (421 students in human and 618 students in technical sciences), selected through the stratified sampling method from Tehran University. They answered the Grasha-Riechmann student learning style scale and the data was analyzed with exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses.Results: The findings acquired from exploratory factor analysis (n=561), using principal components analysis with varimax rotation showed that Grasha- Riechmann Student Learning Styles Scale includes six factors: Avoidant, Collaborative, Participative, Dependent, Competitive, and Independent. The factors acquired from confirmatory factor analysis (n=478), as model fit indices indicated, was confirmed by indices in exploratory factor analysis. The internal consistency of each subscale, ranging from 0.58 to 0.80, was at an acceptable level.Conclusion: According to the findings, it seems that Participative Styles Scale to be an instrument qualifying validity and reliability for measuring learning interactive styles.Keywords: Validity, Reliability, Grasha-Richmann scale, Learning styles