ERIC Number: EJ887195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
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Development, Validation and Application of a Modified Arabic Translation of the What Is Happening in This Class? (WIHIC) Questionnaire
MacLeod, Cheri; Fraser, Barry J.
Learning Environments Research, v13 n2 p105-125 Jul 2010
This article reports the development, translation, validation and application of a modified Arabic version of a modified form of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire. When parallel Arabic and English versions of this questionnaire were field tested with a sample of 763 college students in 82 classes, the WIHIC exhibited sound factorial validity and internal consistency reliability for both its actual and preferred forms, and the actual form differentiated between the perceptions of students in different classrooms. Comparison of students' scores on actual and preferred forms of the questionnaires revealed that students preferred a more positive classroom environment on all scales.
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Student Attitudes, Translation, Reliability, Questionnaires, Classroom Environment, Validity, College Students, Higher Education, Scores, Comparative Analysis, Measures (Individuals), English
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