Verification of the Unidimensionality of Academic Delay of Gratification Scale in the Indian Context
Rajib Chakraborty1, Dr. Vijay Kumar Chechi2
1Rajib Chakraborty, Research Scholar, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
2Dr. Vijay Kumar Chechi, Professor and HOD, School of Education, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 02 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 1319-1324 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E11880585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1188.0585C19
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Abstract: The present study verifies the three models on the dimensionality of the construct academic delay of gratification measured with the academic delay of gratification scale prepared by Bembenutty and Karabenick (1996). Sample of the study comprises of 488 professional courses undergraduate students of Muslim minority community (277 boys and 211 girls) from law, engineering, education and pharmacy faculties of Sultan Ul Uloom Education Society, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted on the responses of the 10 items provided by the sample using SPSS Statistics Ver.23 to extract the factors of the construct. Confirmatory factor analysis conducted using SPSS Amos Ver.23 provided the goodness of fit measures for each of the models. The unidimensional model produced excellent fit indices. Also, one factor model satisfied Gorsuch (1983) criterion to further verify the unidimensional nature of the construct, where the percentage of variance explained by factor 1 was nearly thrice when compared by the percentage of variance explained by the next subsequent factor 2. Monte Carlo principal component analysis method also revealed single factor for this variable. Implications of the findings are discussed.
Keywords: Academic Delay of Gratification, Dimensionality, Muslim Minority Community, Professional Courses Undergraduate Students.
Scope of the Article: Context Awareness and Personalization