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ERIC Number: EJ808664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Factorial Invariance of the Academic Amotivation Inventory (AAI) across Gender and Grade in a Sample of Canadian High School Students
Green-Demers, Isabelle; Legault, Lisa; Pelletier, Daniel; Pelletier, Luc G.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v68 n5 p862-880 2008
Motivation deficits are common in high school and constitute a significant problem for both students and teachers. The Academic Amotivation Inventory (AAI) was developed to measure the multidimensional nature of the academic amotivation construct (Legault, Green-Demers, & Pelletier, 2006). The present project further examined the consistency of the metric properties of AAI scores by testing their factorial structure for invariance across gender and grade (2 [genders] x 5 [grades] = 10 [groups]) in a sample of 3,417 high school students. Factorial invariance of latent means was also examined as a complementary substantive objective. Configural, metric, and scalar invariance were successfully substantiated across all 10 groups. Results revealed well-fitting models for each group. Moreover, constraining factor loadings and intercepts had no meaningful impact on model fit. Findings are discussed in terms of an increased conceptual and psychometric understanding of scholastic motivational problems. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada