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ERIC Number: EJ812593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1387-1579
Assessing the Quality of Learning Environments in Swedish Schools: Development and Analysis of a Theory-Based Instrument
Westling Allodi, Mara
Learning Environments Research, v10 n3 p157-175 Oct 2007
The Goals, Attitudes and Values in School (GAVIS) questionnaire was developed on the basis of theoretical frameworks concerning learning environments, universal human values and studies of students' experience of learning environments. The theory hypothesises that learning environments can be described and structured in a circumplex model using the factors of creativity, stimulation, achievement, efficacy, safety, control, helpfulness, participation, responsibility and influence. The answers from a group of Swedish students in compulsory schooling and optional secondary schooling were analysed with confirmatory factor analysis. The analysis showed that a model with 10 latent variables corresponding to the model fitted the data well. A perfect circumplex structure of the covariance matrix between the latent variables, however, was not confirmed with structural equation modelling (SEM).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden