Title: Non-cognitive constructs measurement model development based on the theory of planned behaviour in the context of the academic performance of engineering students

Authors: Bhausaheb Londhe; Bhisaji C. Surve

Addresses: Amity Business School, Amity University, Panvel, India ' Amity Business School, Amity University, Panvel, India

Abstract: This study is an application of 'theory of planned behaviour' (Ajzen, 1991; Ajzen and Driver, 1992; Fishbein and Ajzen, 1975) which is an extension of the theory of reasoned action (Fishbein and Ajzen, 1975). As in the original theory of reasoned action, a vital factor in the theory of planned behaviour is the individual's intention to perform a given behaviour. In this paper, it is in the context of the educational process. This confirmatory analysis is a factor analysis that is designed to predict and explain how student intention determines a student's performance in academic achievements. The researchers are proposing a model based on structural equation modelling (SEM) with six non-cognitive traits simultaneously. The model is to establish causal inferences between these traits with academic performance over a period of four years in the context of engineering studies. The scope and focus of this paper are to develop and validate the measurement model as a prerequisite towards model development based on the theory of planned behaviour.

Keywords: theory of planned behaviour; TPB; structural equation modelling; SEM; non-cognitive traits; measurement model; construct validity; factor analysis; learning assessment; learning behaviour.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2021.118872

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2021 Vol.30 No.4, pp.441 - 461

Received: 18 Jun 2020
Accepted: 09 Sep 2020

Published online: 04 Nov 2021 *

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