Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2014
Volume: 9
Issue: 9
Page No. 590 - 596

Rasch Psychometric Analysis of Composite Achievement and Social Goal Orientation Instrument

Authors : Monsurat Olusola Mosaku, Mohamed Najib Abdul Ghafar, Abdul Rahim Hamdan and Aqeel Khan

Abstract: Learning quality of higher education students continue to be an issue for stakeholders in the higher educational sector. There is inadequate psychometric testing with respect to the assessment of both achievement and social goal orientation in a composite form using Item Response Theory. This study, presents the test development process measures students’ achievement and social goal orientation towards academic attainment. Rasch Measurement Model was used for the data analysis. Reliability and validity exhibited a satisfactory measure of students’ goals orientation but eventually with the empirical omission of performance goals. Implication of these tests can be used for placement, diagnostic and predictive assessment purposes.

How to cite this article:

Monsurat Olusola Mosaku, Mohamed Najib Abdul Ghafar, Abdul Rahim Hamdan and Aqeel Khan, 2014. Rasch Psychometric Analysis of Composite Achievement and Social Goal Orientation Instrument. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 590-596.

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