Validation and reliability evaluation of the author's identity scale

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Educational Sciences & Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil,

2 Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Administration

3 Assistant Professor, Research Center for Culture, Art and Communication


Objective: Adherence to scientific ethics is possible through learning and understanding the norms and internalizing the principles of writing. Something that can be called author identification. Cheung et al. Have developed a scale by understanding the need to explain and measure this concept. The current study was done in order to evaluate and validate the author's identity scale.

Methodology: The present study was conducted by using a correlational design in which the method of covariance matrix was used for the purpose of confirmatory factor analysis. the population under study consisted of all masters and Ph.D. students of Mohaghegh Ardebili university and a number of 384 people were chosen using the Stratified Random Sampling method.

Findings: the survey determining the content and construct validity confirmed the validity of the questionnaire. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for the reliability of the author’s indentity questionnaire was 0.86, and using the half-split method it was calculated to be 0.75. Confirmatory Factor Analysis, similar to the main form, confirmed the three factors of awareness in writing, writer’s comprehension and sufficient knowledge to prevent plagiarism. According to the results, we can say that identity questionnaire is a reliable and valid tool to assess the identity of writers and university researchers.

Originality: This study is the first study to examine the technical characteristics of the scale that can measure the perceptions and attitudes of students and academic researchers about the identification of the authors.


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