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Fragebogen zur aktuellen Motivation
The FAM assesses current learning motivation and is used to measure learning and performance situations. It consists of four scales (fear of failure, interest, probability of success, challenge) with a total of 18 items. Starting point for the test design was an examination of the learning situation on the computer. Reliability: The internal consistencies according to Cronbach ranged between alpha = .66 and alpha = .90. Validity: The factorial validity was checked and resulted in a four-factor structure with 58.4 % explanation of variance. Rheinberg and colleagues (2001) report that current motivation correlates with later learning behaviour and learning performance. Differences in mean values and correlations were found for different types of tasks and learners. In addition, the test authors were able to demonstrate that the factors challenge and interest can predict performance, but these depend on the learning task and the number of learning sessions. Calculations of scale intercorrelation showed high correlations, contrary to the assumption of independence of the four factors.
Rheinberg, F., Vollmeyer, R. & Burns, B. D. (2019). FAM. Ein Fragebogen zur Erfassung aktueller Motivation in Lern- und Leistungssituationen [Verfahrensdokumentation aus PSYNDEX Tests-Nr. 9004322 und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Testarchiv. Trier: ZPID..
Short Name FAM
English Name Questionnaire on Current Motivation
Authors Rheinberg, F., Vollmeyer, R., Burns, B. D.
Published in Test archive 2019
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-SA 4.0
Key words Motivation, Achievement Motivation, Learning, Interests, Achievement, Comprehension
Construct Current Motivation
Application age No restriction.
Item number 18 items
Subscales (1) Fear of failure, (2) Probability of success, (3) Interest, (4) Challenge
Application time A few minutes.
Interpretation time A few minutes.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's Alpha = .66-.90.
Validity Findings on factorial and prognostic validity; correlations with later learning behaviour and learning performance; mean value or correlation differences for different types of tasks and learners; high scale intercorrelation of the four factors.
Norms None; Reference data: Means and standard deviations.
There is no abstract in English available. Information about the measure can be found under Overview.
There is no complete review in English available. Further information about the measure can also be found under Overview.
First published in
Rheinberg, F., Vollmeyer, R. & Burns, B. D. (2001). FAM: Ein Fragebogen zur Erfassung aktueller Motivation in Lern- und Leistungssituationen. Diagnostica, 47 (2), 57-66.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Prof. i.R. Dr. Falko Rheinberg, Institut für Psychologie der Universität Potsdam, Lehrstuhl Allgemeine Psychologie II, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25, OT Golm, D-14476 Potsdam