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ERIC Number: EJ935189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
Exploration of Instruments Measuring Concepts of Graduateness in a Research University Context
Steur, J. M.; Jansen, E. P. W. A.; Hofman, W. H. A.
Educational Research Quarterly, v34 n3 p40-66 Mar 2011
This article considers the appropriateness of international instruments to measure the separate concepts of graduateness for a research university context. The four concepts of graduateness--reflective thinking, scholarship, moral citizenship and lifelong learning--are operationalized using five existing instruments. These instruments were administered to students from the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Usability within a research university is determined. The Reflective Thinking Questionnaire and the Task and Win Orientation in Sports Questionnaire were found to be usable but there were problems associated with the Visions of Morality Scale when used in this context. The Research Self-Efficacy Questionnaire and subscales of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire require minor adjustments when used within a research university. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire