Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (Elementary) (SDLRS-E)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
The Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) measures the attitudes and skills that are associated with an individual's readiness to manage his or her own learning.
|Main constructs measured||
|Applicable grade levels||
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|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
Five-point Likert-type items
E form: English and Farsi
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|Overall score reporting||
An overall self-directed learning score is reported.
No subscores are reported.
The measure is self-scored (paper/pencil version) or scored automatically (online version) or sent to author on a spreadsheet for scoring (paper/pencil version).
Scores are classified into five categories for interpretation:
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
Evidence was collected from 718 elementary students from across the U. S.
The measure has an internal consistency (Spearman-Brown) reliability estimate of 0.91. Finestone (1984) and Wiley (1981) reported test-retest reliability coefficients of 0.82 and 0.79 for the SDLRS-A, on which the SDLRS-E is based.
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||lpasdlrs.com|
Guglielmino, L. M. "Learning preference assessment," Organization Design and Development, 1991.
Eisenman, J. G. , "Self-directed learning: A correlational study of fifth grade students, their parents, and teachers ," Doctoral dissertation, University of Georgia, 1988, Dissertation Abstracts International, 49, 1988, pp. 3587.
Finestone, P. "A construct validation of the Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale with labour education participants," Doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto, 1984, Dissertation Abstracts International, 46, 5A, 1984.
Hillard, L., & Guglielmino, L. "Promoting reading improvement: A case study of exemplary elementary principals," ERS Spectrum, 25, 2, 2007, pp. 13–24.
Posner, F. G. "A study of self-directed learning, perceived competence and personal orientation among students in an open alternative high school," Doctoral dissertation, University of Denver, 1989, Dissertation Abstracts International, 51, 1990, pp. 813.
Wiley, K. "Effects of a self-directed learning project and preference for structure on self-directed learning readiness of baccalaureate nursing students ," Doctoral dissertation, Northern Illinois University, 1981, Dissertation Abstracts International, 43, 1A, 1981.
This measure is also referred to as the Learning Preference Assessment.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.