INTERPRETATION OF FACTOR ANALYSES FROM THE APPROACHES TO STUDYING INVENTORY

GREG HARPER, DAVID KEMBER

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Abstract

Summary. The Approaches to Studying Inventory of Ramsden and Entwistle (1981) has now been used in a variety of educational contexts. Comparison of factor analysis results reveals a high degree of consistency in the first two factors extracted. These are interpreted in terms of a fundamental deep/surface dichotomy. The suggested explanation takes into account styles and pathologies which consistently load on these factors. The other two factors are more variable but do show an element of consistency. They possibly show some influence from the environmental context. 1989 The British Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-74
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Psychology
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1989
Externally publishedYes

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