ERIC Number: EJ1027499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Theoretical Development, Factorial Validity, and Reliability of the Online Graduate Mentoring Scale
Crawford, Linda M.; Randolph, Justus J.; Yob, Iris M.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v22 n1 p20-37 2014
In this study, we sought to confirm the theoretical framework underlying an Online Graduate Mentoring Scale by establishing the scale's factorial validity and reliability. Analysis of data received from doctoral students and alumni/ae of the College of Education of one large, online, accredited university reduced the initial theoretical framework from seven to six attributes, and resulted in a revision of the scale. Further research is needed to test the theoretical framework with other relevant populations and to refine the scale itself by reducing skewness and attaining item balance.
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Reliability, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Alumni, Mentors, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Factor Structure, Test Items, Goodness of Fit, Models, Structural Equation Models, Statistical Analysis, Item Analysis
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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