The two main purposes of the present study were to construct the self-motivational strategies scale for junior high school students, and to examine the validity of the scale. In the first study, from the result of factor analysis on the data of 449 students, eight subscales were constructed, and differences in subscale scores between grades were found. In the second study, the relationships among eight self-motivational strategies, four types of motivation, academic stress coping strategies and appraisal of academic stressors were examined. It was shown that different aspects of students' self-motivational strategy were differentially related to their academic motivation and the use of some stress coping strategies. In addition, covariance structure analysis was carried out to investigate the validity of the scale. The results supported the construct validity of all but one of the subscales.
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