Document Type : Original Article
Roodehen Branch, Islamic Azad University
Aim: The study purpose was to determine the psychometric properties of the
motivational structure questionnaire in adolescents. Method: Research method
was correlational and the statistical population included all female and male
adolescents from second secondary education in Tehran's 22nd district to
177000 people in the 2016-2017 academic year among whom based on Comrey
& Lee (2016) suggestion 426 were selected using multi-stage sampling method.
In the first stage, three direction, the north, center and south of Tehran map, in
the second stage, three regions, 1, 5 and 18 of each direction and in the last
stage of each region randomly Shahid Motahari and Somayeh High Schools
from District 1, Shahid Amoyan and Ayin Tarbiat from District 5 and Shahid
Mofeghian and Farzanegan from 18 District were selected. The research tool
was the Personal Concerns Inventory by Cox & Klinger (2004). After removal
of 6 distortion questionnaires and 2 outliers, 418 student data were analyzed
using confirmatory factor analysis. Results: The results showed that fitness
indices of confirmatory factor analysis, confirmatory factor fitness indicators
with the exception of the Chi-squared which was equal to 357.58 in 0.001
significant level, support the pattern of two components of adaptive and nonadaptive motivational structures and Cronbach's alpha coefficients for adaptive
and non-adaptive motivational structures is respectively 0.73 and 0.77.
Conclusion: According to the results, the motivational structure scale has
appropriate validity and reliability, and it can be used to measure the
motivational structure of students, as well as to prevent and detect cognitive,
emotional and behavioral damages in schools.