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ERIC Number: EJ1084342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Factorial Validity of a Questionnaire to Evaluate University Students' Initial Perception of Learning Evaluation
Doménech-Betoret, Fernando; Fortea-Bagán, Miguel Angel
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v13 n3 p569-586 Dec 2015
Introduction: Education research has clearly verified that a student's perception of the system to evaluate the subject matter will play a fundamental role in his/her implication (deep approach vs. surface approach) in the teaching/learning process of the subject matter. The present work aims to examine the factorial validity and reliability of a scale to evaluate university students' perceptions when the academic year starts of the evaluation system of the subject matter to be taught. Method: A scale was created from debates organised with, and reflections made, in discussion groups during a seminar on education evaluation at the Universitat Jaume I. It was run by the Unitat de Suport Educatiu (Education Support Unit) in academic years 2012/13 and 2013/14, and 18 teachers participated who taught the various subject matters and degrees. A questionnaire was administered to a study sample of 435 university students who studied different matters and degrees. Results: The results from a confirmatory factorial analysis and Cronbach's alpha revealed that: a) the questionnaire had a three-dimensional structure; that is, it consisted in three independent factors that refer to three important constructs of the evaluative quality of learning; b) it had good psychometric properties for validity and reliability. Conclusion: The practical implications that can derive from using this instrument in the university context are discussed herein.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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