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Factorial Invariance of Academic Self-Efficacy Scale in Men and Women University Students
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 157-162
Received: Oct. 8, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 21, 2015; Published: Oct. 31, 2015
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Judith M. Rodriguez-Villalobos, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Maria C. Zueck, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Fernando Mondaca, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Juan F. Aguirre, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
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Abstract
The present study analyses the psychometric properties of the Self-efficacy in Academic Behaviors Scale in men and women university students. The overall sample consisted of 2006 subjects: 902 women and 1104 men, with a mean age of 18.53 years (SD= 1.52) and 18.84 years (SD= 1.55) respectively. Psychometric analysis showed that a three-factorial structure (Communication, Attention and Excellence) was viable and adequate for both populations (men and woman) according to the established psychometric requirements when the informers are the students themselves. In addition, the factor structure, factorial loads and intercepts are considered invariant in the two populations; however, there are differences between groups in favor of women for the means of the three factors.
Keywords
Self-Efficacy, Factor Structure, Measurement Invariance, Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis
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Judith M. Rodriguez-Villalobos, Maria C. Zueck, Fernando Mondaca, Juan F. Aguirre, Factorial Invariance of Academic Self-Efficacy Scale in Men and Women University Students, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 157-162. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20150406.15
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