Development and Validation of Research-based Performance Scale in Thai Scholars

Authors

ศ.ดร.ดุจเดือน พันธุมนาวิน

Published

International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

Performance of researchers can be conceptualized as having a long continuum. Previous measures in developed countries are mostly research grant and journal publications which may not be suitable for assessing performance of researchers in Thailand. In this study, a new measure of “Research-Based Performance” (RBP) was developed. This scale aimed at differentiating the responses ranged from the lower-limit to the upper-limit of research engagement. Factor analytic techniques including exploratory factor analysis and second-order confirmatory factor analysis were employed. The results indicated a five-factor model of RBP measure with the total of 15 items. The RBP proved to be moderately correlated with research-behavioral intention, but not significantly related to civic moral disengagement. Thus, convergent and discriminant validity, as well as other criterion-related validity of the RBP scale were demonstrated. Its implications for future study and practice in constrained condition are provided and discussed.

(2558). Development and Validation of Research-based Performance Scale in Thai Scholars . International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2558(5), 193-200.