Why it is necessary to validate SILL?


AKDENIZ LANGUAGE STUDIES CONFERENCE, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2012, vol.70, pp.887-893 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper
  • Volume: 70
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.135
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.887-893
  • Keywords: Strategy Inventory for Language Learning, confirmatory factor analysis, Turkish university students, LANGUAGE-LEARNING STRATEGIES, CONFIRMATORY FACTOR-ANALYSIS, UNIVERSITY-STUDENTS, ENGLISH
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (hereafter SILL, Oxford, 1990) is the most frequently employed instrument in language learning strategy research. However; many studies which have used SILL do not report the validity of the instrument in the specific research contexts. This study presents the results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of a previously validated Turkish version of SILL. The instrument was administered to 445 university English language preparatory school students. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses suggested a 4-factor model with 16 items. The findings of this study stress the importance of validating the instrument in specific research contexts. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of ALSC 2012