Propiedades psicométricas de un cuestionario para evaluar expectativas académicas en estudiantes de primer año de medicina

Translated title of the contribution: Assessment of psychometric properties of the academic involvement questionnaire, expectations version

Cristhian Pérez V., Liliana Ortiz M., Eduardo Fasce H., Paula Parra P., Olga Matus B., Peter MCcoll C., Graciela Torres A., Andrea Meyer K., Carolina Márquez U., Javiera Ortega B.

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Background: Academic Involvement Questionnaire, Expectations version (CIA-A), assesses the expectations of involvement in studies. It is a relevant predictor of student success. However, the evidence of its validity and reliability in Chile is low, and in the case of Medical students, there is no evidence at all. Aim: To evaluate the factorial structure and internal consistency of the CIA-A in Chilean Medical school freshmen. Material and Methods: The survey was applied to 340 Medicine freshmen, chosen by non-probability quota sampling. They answered a back-translated version of CIA-A from Portuguese to Spanish, plus a sociodemographic questionnaire. For psychometric analysis of the CIA-A, an exploratory factor analysis was carried on, the reliability of the factors was calculated, a descriptive analysis was conducted and their correlation was assessed. Results: Five factors were identified: vocational, institutional and social involvement, use of resources and student participation. Their reliabilities ranged between Cronbach’s alpha values of 0.71 to 0.87. Factors also showed statistically significant correlations between each other. Conclusions: Identified factor structure is theoretically consistent with the structure of original version. It just disagrees in one factor. In addition, the factors’ internal consistency were adequate for using them in research. This supports the construct validity and reliability of the CIA-A to assess involvement expectations in medical school freshmen.

Translated title of the contributionAssessment of psychometric properties of the academic involvement questionnaire, expectations version
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1459-1467
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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