Factor structure and stability of a quality questionnaire within a postgraduate program

  • Javier M. Moguerza Rey Juan Carlos University
  • Juan José Fernández-Muñoz Rey Juan Carlos University
  • Andrés Redchuk Rey Juan Carlos University
  • Clara Cardone-Riportella Pablo Olavide University
  • Esperanza Navarro-Pardo University of Valencia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9355-2909
Keywords: academic quality, factor analysis, reliability, educational resources, validity

Abstract

In this work we describe an instrument based on the use of a factor analysis technique in order to measure the quality of education within a Postgraduate degree offered by a public Spanish university. We showed that the instrument has satisfactory psychometric properties (reliability and validity). Regarding the factorial solution, three main dimensions have been determined, namely: importance given to the subject; educational resources and knowledge of the subject (previous and posterior). It is important to remark that these three dimensions were consistently detected in all the factorial analyses performed (total sample and separate academic years). These three dimensions should be considered as fundamental when designing an instrument to evaluate educational quality. These findings may be taken as a basis for the design of future strategies for the evaluation of educational quality on other type of degrees within the higher education area.

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Author Biographies

Javier M. Moguerza, Rey Juan Carlos University

School of Computer Sciences

Lecturer

Juan José Fernández-Muñoz, Rey Juan Carlos University

Department of Medicine and Surgery, Psychology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health and Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Lecturer

Andrés Redchuk, Rey Juan Carlos University

School of Engineering

Lecturer

Clara Cardone-Riportella, Pablo Olavide University

Department of Financial Economics and Accounting

Full Professor

Esperanza Navarro-Pardo, University of Valencia

Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology

Associate Professor

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Published
31-03-2017
How to Cite
Moguerza, J. M., Fernández-Muñoz, J. J., Redchuk, A., Cardone-Riportella, C., & Navarro-Pardo, E. (2017). Factor structure and stability of a quality questionnaire within a postgraduate program. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 33(2), 351-355. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.33.2.256711
Section
Developmental and Educational Psychology

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