Evaluating a Structural Equation Model Measuring Attitudes toward Reading Books and E-books

By Sofia D. Anastasiadou.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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The present study examines the validity and reliability of an instrument by estimating a structural equation model designed for measuring beliefs, attitudes and behaviors toward reading books and e-books. Specifically, it evaluates construct validity by estimating both convergent and discriminate validity, while evaluating the internal consistency of the instrument itself. Another aim of the study is to estimate how the instrument determines the reasonable relations among the latent factors that are attitudes toward e-book, books' advantages and disadvantages, attitudes toward traditional hard copy and finally, e-books' advantages and disadvantages describes the reasonable results and assigns the quality of data fit within it. The uniqueness of this study is based on the construction of a valid and reliable instrument which can be used by researchers to evaluate graduate or postgraduate students’ opinions and perceptions about the value of books and e-books. Implications of the present study can be used by every candidate educator, teacher, leader in a class or in any other kind of working team, as it is helpful for educators to be aware of the changing way of studying by using e-books.

Keywords: Validity, Reliability, Structural Equation Model, Beliefs, Books, E-books

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 591.114KB).

Dr. Sofia D. Anastasiadou

Assosiate Professor, Department of Preschool Education, University of Western Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece


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