Validation of Measures of Academic Self-Handicapping Behavior and Student Engagement on Muslim University Students

Authors

  • Hafsa Mzee Mwita Sumait University Zanzibar
  • Syed Alwi Shahab

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31436/ijes.v3i2.97

Abstract

As a preliminary step to studying the reciprocal relationship between student engagement and academic self-handicapping, the present study had the aim of validating two key instruments on the target non-western population. The two instrruments in question were 1)  the Self-Handicapping Questionnaire (SHQ 2011), and 2) the Student Engagement Questionnaire (SEQ 2011)  which consists of i) the Emotional Engagement Scale, ii) the Behavioral Engagement Scale, and iii) the Cognitive Engagement Scale. We wanted to discover the psychometric properties of these instruments when used on an Asian  Muslim population, in a predominantly Muslim setting. Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) were employed. Results indicated that both measures had adequate validity and reliability when used on a Muslim population.

 

Abstrak:

 

 

Kajian ini bertujuan untuk mengesahkan dua instrumen utama atas penduduk sasaran - bukan Barat sebagai langkah awal untuk mempelajari hubungan timbal balik antara penglibatan pelajar dan kelakuan akademik handicapping diri. Dua instrumen tersebut adalah 1) Soal selidik Self-Handicapping (SHQ 2011), dan 2) soal selidik penglibatan pelajar (SEQ 2011) yang terdiri daripada i) skala penglibatan emosi, ii) skala penglibatan tingkah laku dan kognitif, dan iii) skala penglibatan. Penyelidik ingin mengetahui ciri-ciri psikometrik instrumen-instrumen tersebut apabila digunakan ke atas umat Islam di Asia, dalam suasana yang kebanyakannya beragama Islam. Analisis komponen utama (PCA) dan analisis faktor pengesahan (CFA) telah digunakan. Keputusan menunjukkan bahawa kedua-dua instrumen memenuhi keesahan dan kebolehpercayaan apabila digunakan ke atas penduduk Islam. 

Downloads

Published

2015-12-31

How to Cite

Mwita, H. M., & Shahab, S. A. (2015). Validation of Measures of Academic Self-Handicapping Behavior and Student Engagement on Muslim University Students. IIUM Journal of Educational Studies, 3(2), 131–163. https://doi.org/10.31436/ijes.v3i2.97