Exploratory factor analysis for the survey of epistemic beliefs for discipline-based knowledge creation

Ching Sing Chai, Huang Yao Hong, Jyh Chong Liang, Zhi Ming Yan, Chin Chung Tsai

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Abstract

The study of personal epistemology has been very much confined to the dimensions of nature of knowledge and nature of knowing. Given the technology driven knowledge society that we face today, it is necessary to cultivate knowledge creators among 21st century learners. This study proposed to study personal epistemology from the perspective of knowledge creation. A new questionnaire the survey university students epistemic beliefs for discipline-based knowledge creation was crated. Through exploratory factor analysis and internal consistency analysis, the survey was found to possess construct validity and good reliability. This new questionnaire can be the basis for a range of new studies on personal epistemology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
EditorsYing-Tien Wu, Tomoko Kojiri, Siu Cheung Kong, Feiyue Qiu, Hiroaki Ogata, Thepchai Supnithi, Yonggu Wang, Weiqin Chen
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages295-299
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801472
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 2015 Nov 302015 Dec 4

Publication series

NameWorkshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period15/11/3015/12/4

Keywords

  • Discipline-based
  • Epistemological beliefs
  • Exploratory factor analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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    Chai, C. S., Hong, H. Y., Liang, J. C., Yan, Z. M., & Tsai, C. C. (2015). Exploratory factor analysis for the survey of epistemic beliefs for discipline-based knowledge creation. In Y-T. Wu, T. Kojiri, S. C. Kong, F. Qiu, H. Ogata, T. Supnithi, Y. Wang, & W. Chen (Eds.), Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 (pp. 295-299). (Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.