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PEINADO, Jesús E; CHAVEZ, Alejandro; VICIANA, Jesús  y  RIVERO, Javier G. Factorial invariance of self-efficacy questionnaire EACA on university student’s of health and social sciences. Form. Univ. [online]. 2012, vol.5, n.4, pp. 37-48. ISSN 0718-5006.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50062012000400005.

The present study analyses the psychometric properties of the Self-Efficacy Scale in Academic Behavior (EACA) on students of Health and Social Sciences. The total sample considered 1113 participants; 524 students of Health Sciences and 589 students of Social Sciences, with a mean age of 18.20 years and 18.24 years, respectively. Psychometric analysis showed that a three-factorial structure (Attention, Communication and Excellence) was viable and adequate for both populations, according to the established psychometric requirements when the informers are the students themselves. The results showed that the factor structure, the factor loadings and the intercepts of the instrument could be considered invariant for both groups. However, there are some differences between groups for the Attention factor.

Palabras clave : psychometrics; validity of tests; student's beliefs; student's attitudes; psychological tests.

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