Construct validation of ICT Indicators Measurement Scale (ICTIMS)
Yavuz Akbulut, Mehmet Kesim, Ferhan Odabasi, Anadolu University, Turkey
IJEDICT Volume 3, Number 3, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies
This study aims to analyze psychometric features of a scale which was developed to measure indicators of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) at an undergraduate institution in Turkey. Issues forming successful ICT integration were identified according to competencies stated by UNESCO (2002). Besides, each competency sheltered further sub-components which were adapted from UNESCO (2002) and Odabasi et al. (2006). Questionnaire items for each factor were prepared and verified through expert panels. The questionnaire was administered to 359 education college students at a Turkish state university. Exploratory factor analysis eliminated 13 of 54 questions in the scale, identified 10 factors accounting for 51.557 % of the variance. The internal consistency was also high (a=.888). Then a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted which eliminated three more questions and revealed an ideal model fit. The model summary of the confirmatory factor analysis was provided along with implications and suggestions for further research.
Akbulut, Y., Kesim, M. & Odabasi, F. (2007). Construct validation of ICT Indicators Measurement Scale (ICTIMS). International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 3(3), 60-77. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies.