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MEDICAL EDUCATION
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-37

Reliability and validity of an Arabic version of the revised two-factor study process questionnaire R-SPQ-2F


1 Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Dermatology, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Fadi M Munshi
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Education, P.O. Box 59046, Riyadh 11525
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8229.94010

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Objective: How students accomplish their learning and what they learn is an indicator of the quality of student learning. An insight into the learning approaches of a student could assist educators of the health profession in their planning for the first year of study. The aim of this study was to develop a reliable and valid Arabic version of the revised two-factor study process questionnaire. Materials and Methods: The translation of the revised two-Factor Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F) into Arabic was done by an established forward-backward translation procedure. The Arabic version was then distributed to high school graduates applying for a place in the medical program at King Fahad Medical City. A total of 83 students voluntarily completed the questionnaire. The internal consistency and construct validity of the Arabic version of the R-SPQ-2F were computed. Results: The exploratory factor analysis revealed two components. The two factors were similar to the main scales described in the original English questionnaire. The main scales were the deep and surface approach. The items for the subscales (deep motive, deep strategy and surface motive, surface strategy) had a high internal consistency of more than 0.80. Conclusions: The results of this study should provide a valid and reliable instrument for the evaluation of the study approaches of Arabic speaking students.


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