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Aims:Thepresent research aimed to evaluate the factor validity of Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) in a group of Iranian students. Method: The population included all third-grade students who were studying Humanities in Tehran. Using multi-stage cluster sampling, a total number of 337 students (176 females and 144 males) were selected and answered the MSLQ. In order to determine the factor validity and internal consistency of the Questionnaire, confirmatory factor analysis and Cronbach's alpha coefficient were used respectively. Findings: Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the factor structure of the questionnaire was appropriate to measure intrinsic goal orientation, extrinsic goal orientation, task value, control of learning reliefs, self-efficacy for learning and performance, test anxiety, rehearsal, elaboration, organization, critical thinking, meta-cognitive self-regulation, time and study environment, effort regulation, peer learning, and help seeking which could empirically support the internal validity. In addition, the internal consistency coefficient for the questionnairesubscales was reported as 0/78 to 0/91. Conclusion: providing some evidencesfor supporting the theory of self-regulated learning, findings of the research showed that the MSLQ possessedgood psychometric propertiesand consequently can be used as a diagnostic and research instrumentfor measuring the cognitive and metacognitive strategiesin Iranian sample.