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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2012, 12(6): 396-409 Back to browse issues page
Validation of Research Self-Efficacy Scale for Postgraduate Students of Ferdowsi University and Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Monire Salehi , Hossein Kareshki * , Mohammad Reza Ahanchian , Hossein Karimi Mouneghi
Assistant Professor , karshki@gmail.com
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Introduction: One of the important factors directing research and research motivation is research self-efficacy. The aim of this research is developing and validating a research self-efficacy scale for postgraduate students. Methods: Statistical population included postgraguate students in Ferdowsi University and Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. The sample (240 students) was chosen using quota. The researcher-made questionnare had 55 items using likret 5-point scale. Content validity was confirmed by professors and experts. For verifying reliability, we measured internal consistency and for verifying and testing factorial structure, we used confirmatory factor analysis. Results: Factor analysis showed a 7-component structure conformed by theoretical basis and item segregation better than other variations. Factor analysis indices confirmed validity construct and theoretical conformity (RSMEA=0/093، χ2=3794.69, df=1409).The total Alfa obtained was 0.97 and 0.83, 0.76, 0.88, 0.92, 0.90, 0.91 and 0.92 for statistical and analytical, conceptual, methodological, qualitative, reporting, skill and ethical self-efficacy subscales, respectively. In general, results show that research self-efficacy scale has acceptable reliability and validity. Mean of students’ research self efficacy was 173.76 that is average size. Conclusion: The developed research self-efficacy scale has acceptable reliability and validity. So, it can be used for assessing research beliefs, capacity and attitudes in students
Keywords: Self-efficacy, Research, validity, PhD and Master students.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: academic research management
Received: 2011/12/2 | Accepted: 2012/08/27
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Salehi M, kareshki H, Ahanchian M R, karimi Mouneghi H. Validation of Research Self-Efficacy Scale for Postgraduate Students of Ferdowsi University and Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2012; 12 (6) :396-409
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