The study process questionnaire : a revalidation study

Burnett, Paul C. & Dart, Barry C. (2000) The study process questionnaire : a revalidation study. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 25(1), pp. 93-99.

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The Study Process Questionnaire (Biggs, 1987) has been widely used in studies investigating learning behaviours in tertiary education. Many of the studies that have used the instrument have investigated the construct validity of the SPQ using a variety of factor analytic methods and techniques in an atheoretical way. Contrary to this method, Burnett and Dart (1997) argued that the hypothesised structure of a scale should be used when assessing the construct validity of an existing instrument. This study investigated the factor structure of the SPQ using a theoretical approach and found strong support for the three approaches to learning structure of the instrument.

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ID Code: 26924
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Learning behaviours, Construct validity, Factor structure
DOI: 10.1080/713611415
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Taylor and Francis
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2009 00:51
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2009 00:51

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