Validation of Metacognitions Questionnaire in Indian Context
Savita Gupta1, Liyaqat Bashir2

1Savita Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of Education, LPU, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
2Liyaqat Bashir, Research Scholar, Department of Education, LPU, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 11 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 1786-1789 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F13190476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The present study was intended to test the appropriateness of the metacognitions questionnaire by Wells & Cartwright-Hatton (2004) in Indian context especially for university students. The CFA and Cronbach’s Alpha was carried out in order to examine the validity and reliability of the questionnaire in Indian context. Based on a sample of 275 respondents empirical evidence determine an excellent fit of multidimensional structure of 22 items metacognitive beliefs questionnaire in the Indian context and the internal consistency indices, alpha coefficient (α= 0.761) is adequate for the entire metacognitive beliefs questionnaire. Present scale provides direct evidence for the unique identification and psychometric properties of the metacognitions questionnaire in the Indian context. This study has proved the suitability of the metacognitions to measure metacognitive beliefs of university students.
Keywords: Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Metacognitions, Scale Validation, University Students.
Scope of the Article: Context Awareness and Personalization