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Published: 03 May 2022
Assessing Psychometric Properties of a Learning Styles Indicator vis-à-vis ELI Students within Saudian Context
Nisrin A. Hariri, Khushnoor Khan, Fariha Rehman
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
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Keywords: Psychometric Properties, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Discriminant Validity, Convergent Validity
The present study focuses on studying the psychometric properties of the Learning Style Indicator (LSI). It is a cross-sectional study with a sample of 204 male/female students studying in four modules in English Language Institute (ELI) in King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was carried to study the psychometric properties of the LSI. Kuder Richardson's Cronbach's coefficient 'α’ was used to assess the reliability of the three factors of the LSI. Findings of the study revealed that three factors of the LSI had a good model fit. Hence, it is suggested that LSI is quite valid and reliable for use within the English language teaching in Saudi Arabia. This study also compares the findings of the current study with previous findings. Results of the present study will provide much-needed stimulus for future research in LSI particularly, within the English Language teaching throughout Saudi Arabia and generally in other Arab speaking countries of the region. The results of the present study will herald future research in appreciating the learning styles of Saudi EFL students.
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