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ERIC Number: EJ1121074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Development and Validation of the Clarity Indicators Scale
Bolkan, San
Communication Education, v66 n1 p19-36 2017
This study was conducted to create a reliable and valid low- to medium-inference, multidimensional measure of instructor clarity from seminal work across several academic fields. Five hundred and sixty six students responded to an initial pool of 87 items and were split into two samples to investigate the factor structure of the new measurement scale. A five-factor, 20-item measure was selected and was found to represent the data well. Once established, the total sample was combined to investigate the validity of the new measure. The new measurement scale ("clarity indicators scale", CIS) demonstrated convergent validity and was highly related to the teacher clarity short inventory (r = 0.83). In addition, the CIS demonstrated appropriate construct validity through its various associations with students' academic experiences. The five factors were explored in regards to their ability to predict the outcomes mentioned above. Implications for instructional communication researchers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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