ERIC Number: EJ1075748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Development and Validation of the Groupwork Skills Questionnaire (GSQ) for Higher Education
Cumming, Jennifer; Woodcock, Charlotte; Cooley, Sam J.; Holland, Mark J. G.; Burns, Victoria E.
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v40 n7 p988-1001 2015
The aim of the present study was to develop and provide psychometric evidence in support of the groupwork skills questionnaire (GSQ) for measuring task and interpersonal groupwork skills. A 46-item version of the GSQ was initially completed by 672 university students. The number of items was reduced to 15 following exploratory factor analyses, and a two-factor model consisting of task and interpersonal groupwork skills was revealed. Confirmatory factor analyses with model re-specification on new data (n = 275 students) established that the best fitting model consisted of 10 items and the same two factors (task and interpersonal). Concurrent validity of the GSQ was then determined with 145 participants by demonstrating significant relationships (p < 0.05) with attitudes towards groupwork and groupwork self-efficacy. Test-retest reliability was examined over a one-week interval. Overall, the GSQ demonstrates good validity and reliability, and has potential for both research and pedagogical application.
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Construction, Test Validity, Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Group Activities, Psychometrics, Higher Education, College Students, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Self Efficacy, Test Reliability, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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