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Construction and Validation of Attitudes Toward Plagiarism Questionnaire


Mavrinac, Martina; Brumini, Gordana; Bilić-Zulle, Lidija; Petrovečki, Mladen
Construction and Validation of Attitudes Toward Plagiarism Questionnaire // Croatian medical journal, 51 (2010), 195-201 doi:10.3325/cmj.2010.51.195 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Construction and Validation of Attitudes Toward Plagiarism Questionnaire

Autori
Mavrinac, Martina ; Brumini, Gordana ; Bilić-Zulle, Lidija ; Petrovečki, Mladen

Izvornik
Croatian medical journal (0353-9504) 51 (2010); 195-201

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Attitude; factor analysis; statistical; plagiarism; students; validation study; questionnaire

Sažetak
Aim To develop and test the psychometric characteristics of a questionnaire measuring attitudes toward plagiarism. Methods Participants were 227 undergraduates and graduate students (128 women and 99 men) from three Croatian universities, with a median age of 21 years (range 18 to 48). Research was conducted from March to June 2009. For the purpose of construction of the first version of the questionnaire, 67 statements (items) were developed. The statements were based on the relevant literature and were developed following rules and recommendations for questionnaire writing, and 36 items were chosen for final validation. Factor analysis was used to find out the factor structure of the questionnaire and to measure construct validity. Results The final version of the questionnaire consisted of 29 items divided into a three-factor structure: factor I – positive attitude toward plagiarism (12 items) ; factor II – negative attitude toward plagiarism (7 items) ; and factor III – subjective norms toward plagiarism (10 items). Cronbach α was calculated to confirm the reliability of the scale: factor I – α = 0.83 ; factor II – α = 0.79 ; and factor III – α = 0.85. Correlations between factors were: -0.37 between I and II, -0.41 between I and III, and +0.31 between II and III. Conclusion Attitudes Toward Plagiarism questionnaire was developed, with good psychometric characteristics. It will be used in future research as a standardized tool for measuring attitudes toward plagiarism.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
062-0000000-3552 - Učestalost i stavovi o neovlaštenom preuzimanju autorskoga vlasništva (Mladen Petrovečki, )

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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