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Heavy reliance on Cronbach's alpha has been standard practice in many validation studies. However, there seem to be two misconceptions about the interpretation of alpha. First, alpha is mistakenly considered as an indication of unidimensionality and second, that the higher the value of alpha the better. The aim of this study is to clarify these misconceptions with the use of real data from the educational setting. Results showed that high alpha values can be obtained in multidimensional scalesdoi:10.5964/ejop.v9i4.653 fatcat:cww55tnjjffangaqrr247xffza