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Education Research International
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 1504701, 6 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1504701
Research Article

Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Arabic Academic Performance Rating Scale

1Dental Public Health, Department of Quality Assurance, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Dental Public Health, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
3National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, Sydney, NSW, Australia
4Department of Quality Assurance, College of Medicine, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
5Department of Quality Assurance, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
6Department of Health promotion, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

Correspondence should be addressed to M. F. A. Q. Quadri

Received 15 February 2017; Revised 14 May 2017; Accepted 4 July 2017; Published 31 July 2017

Academic Editor: Jose C. Nunez

Copyright © 2017 M. F. A. Q. Quadri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Aim. To validate the Arabic version of Academic Performance Rating Scale. Method. Translation and test-retest reliability were computed. Exploratory factor analysis and Rasch analysis were conducted to report on the validity. EFA factor structures were evaluated using a Scree plot and the standard multiple criteria included eigenvalue greater than 1. Average measures and step measures were ordered and the mean-square outfit statistic for each category was also evaluated. Results. Cronbach’s Alpha value of 0.90 was obtained. No differences across category of educational levels were seen (). Pattern matrix analysis revealed items to be significantly correlated with each other with a chi square goodness of fit value 0.02. Results supported the interpretation of adequate fit of items, since the infit ZSTD (1.55–0.46), outfit ZSTD (1.59–0.99), infit MNSQ (0.74–1.47), and outfit MNSQ (0.50–1.37) for the items were within acceptable ranges. Conclusion. Valid and reliable A-APRS-15 can be used in future studies to see its relation with other variables such as general health and oral health.