Factor Analysis Applied to Statistical Attitude Scale and Comparison of Gradual Clustering Analysis Results


DOĞAN N. , Basokcu T. O.

JOURNAL OF MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY-EPOD, cilt.1, sa.2, ss.65-71, 2010 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 1 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY-EPOD
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.65-71

Özet

The Factor Analysis and Hierarchical Cluster Analysis are two methods using for determine the count and the items of factors in the scale development process. The aim of this study is whether this two analysis methods are give the similar results, provide the theoretical consistency about the structure of the scale and the results of confirmatory factor analysis for two structure that they demonstrate are same or not. The research survey the scale of statistical attitude and the sampling is 297 students in Hacettepe universitiy Education Faculty. Results of the exploratory Factor Analysis and Hierarchical Cluster Analysis on the survey data revealed are mainly similar. Furthermore, the items and the numbers of item in the dimensions which the Factor Analysis and Hierarchical Cluster Analysis were determine have same relatively differences.