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ERIC Number: EJ1149671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
Evaluation of History Interest Inventory--Development and Evaluation of a History Interest Inventory for Chinese K-12 Students
Dan, Yongjun; Wei, Tianlan; Zhao, Wenjun
Journal of International Social Studies, v3 n2 p71-86 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a History Interest Inventory (HII) to measure Chinese K-12 students' history interest. In this study, data were drawn from two independent samples of a city in Eastern China, and exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were conducted to reduce instrument size and evaluate the construct validity associated with this HII. Furthermore, multiple regression analysis was run to evaluate the weights of each component in predicting students' achievement. The indices of construct validity and reliability indicated that the History Interest Inventory (HII) was an effective and reliable instrument to measure Chinese students' history interest. To apply this instrument to students from other countries, it is suggested that a CFA be conducted with the samples from target countries to check its validity and reliability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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