Construction of academic integrity scale

2018 IJRSP – Volume 7 Issue 1


Ramdani, Zulmi*
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (


This study aims to create a measure of academic integrity as an effort in anticipating the problems of plagiarism and other academic violations. The concept of academic integrity comes from Keohane (1999) which is defined as an individual’s commitment to positive values so as to be able to act and behave accordingly in creating a good academic situation. This research uses semi-construction approach which is divided into several stages. (1) Open ended-questionnaire; (2) Content Validity Aiken’s; (3) Testing of discriminating power; (4) Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) & (5) Validity of Concurrent. There were 7 items dropped during content validation stage (rater = 25, v = 0.63 & p> 0.05). After that, testing of discrimination power with the number of subjects 60 people was administered and it resulted 11 items dropped (r = 0.3). A total of 32 items were analyzed CFA (n = 254) with KMO-Bartlett’s Test result of (0.921) and significance (0.001), and it resulted 17 items corresponding to each construct. The score of reliability scale (r = 0.866). While for external validity test of academic integrity correlated with optimism (n = 194, r = 0.694).

Keywords: academic integrity; psychometric properties; semi-construction approach



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