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Table 4 Subscales and items of 32-item modified MSLQ following factor analysis of the MD and MBBS student group results (n = 554)

From: Measuring medical students’ reflection on their learning: modification and validation of the motivated strategies for learning questionnaire (MSLQ)

Item Factor/component Alpha (internal consistency) coefficient Guttman split-half reliability
5, 9, 10, 18, 20, 21, 26, 30, 34 Self-orientation (SO) .874 .847
11, 16, 22, 27, 32 Feedback seeking (FS) .731 .740
3, 8, 12, 17, 24, 25, 29 Critical thinking (CT) .775 .768
1, 2, 6, 7, 14, 15, 19, 23, 28, 31, 33 Self-regulation (SR) .666 .622