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ERIC Number: EJ1019504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Development and Confirmatory Factory Analysis of the Achievement Task Value Scale for University Students
Lou, Yu-Chiung; Lin, Hsiao-Fang; Lin, Chin-Wen
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v31 n5 p482-492 Oct 2013
The aims of the study were (a) to develop a scale to measure university students' task value and (b) to use confirmatory factor analytic techniques to investigate the construct validity of the scale. The questionnaire items were developed based on theoretical considerations and the final version contained 38 items divided into 4 subscales. Analyses were conducted on 2 samples of university students ("n"[subscript 1] = 430, "n"[subscript 2] = 430). The results of confirmatory factor analysis suggested a modified version of the 4-factor model. The scale may have construct validity for the current sample of university students. Finally, possible applications for this scale, including for the early identification and prevention of problematic task values among university students, and implications for further psychometric research are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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