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Psychometric evaluation of the Student Authorship Questionnaire: a confirmatory factor analysis approach

Ballantine, Joan, Xin, Guo and Larres, Patricia (2013) Psychometric evaluation of the Student Authorship Questionnaire: a confirmatory factor analysis approach. Studies in Higher Education, 40 (4). [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2013.835910

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2013.835910

Abstract

This research provides new insights into the measurement of students’ authorial identity and its potential for minimising the incidence of unintentional plagiarism by providing evidence about the psychometric properties of the Student Authorship Questionnaire (SAQ) (Pittam et al., 2009). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (EFA and CFA) are employed to investigate the measurement properties of the scales which comprise the SAQ using data collected from accounting students. The results provide limited psychometric support in favour of the factorial structure of the SAQ and raise a number of questions regarding the instrument’s robustness and generalisability across disciplines. An alternative model derived from the EFA outperforms the SAQ model with regard to its psychometric properties. Explanations for these findings are proffered and avenues for future research suggested.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Authorial Identity, Unintentional Plagiarism, SAQ, Discipline, Voice
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Ulster Business School
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:32441
Deposited By: Professor Joan Ballantine
Deposited On:30 Nov 2016 12:21
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:19

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