Scaling Citizenship Cognitive Competency among Secondary School Students [dataset]

Iosr Journals, Muhammed Asaraf P, Abdul Gafoor K
2015 Figshare  
Present day civics instructional practices yearn for a revival but suffer from the lack of adequate measures and instructional techniques. This study aims to develop and validate a scale for measuring Citizenship cognitive competency. Eleven skills were identified through the literature review and a scale was prepared with 22 items, two for each skill. All items were proved to possess discrimination power through conventional Item analysis procedure. The validity and reliability estimates were
more » ... ity estimates were done. Factor Analysis of scores collected from a sample of 421 secondary school students of Kerala helped to arrive at two components of the competency viz. 1.Cognitive skills in dealing with civic information 2. Cognitive skills in dealing with civic engagement issues. The measure of cognitive competency moderately correlated with indices of Achievement in Civics (r=0.45). Girls have a significant advantage in the total Citizenship Cognitive Skills and it's two components.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1353799.v1 fatcat:rfleoswczrc5lcbf5awscpruta