Construction and validation of an instrument measuring attitudes towards human rights of Liberal Studies teachers in Hong Kong

Lo, Yan Lam, Leung, Yan Wing and Chow, Joseph (2015) Construction and validation of an instrument measuring attitudes towards human rights of Liberal Studies teachers in Hong Kong. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 14 2: 87-102. doi:10.1177/2047173415602569


Author Lo, Yan Lam
Leung, Yan Wing
Chow, Joseph
Title Construction and validation of an instrument measuring attitudes towards human rights of Liberal Studies teachers in Hong Kong
Journal name Citizenship, Social and Economics Education
ISSN 1478-8047
2047-1734
Publication date 2015-08-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/2047173415602569
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 87
End page 102
Total pages 16
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Symposium Journals
Language eng
Subject 3304 Education
3312 Sociology and Political Science
2000 Economics, Econometrics and Finance
Abstract In 2009, Liberal Studies, which can be used as a platform for human rights education, was newly introduced as a compulsory subject for the senior secondary students in Hong Kong. As teacher’s attitudes impact students’ learning largely, a survey was conducted in 2010 to measure Liberal Studies teachers’ attitudes towards human rights. This article focuses on the development and validation of the questionnaire instrument measuring Liberal Studies teachers’ human rights attitudes, which is one of the pioneers in Asian societies. The dimensions of the instrument were first explored by exploratory factor analysis, and were confirmed to include Social Welfare, Civilian Constraints, Personal Liberties, Equality, Privacy – School Management and Privacy –Others. Then, the six-dimensional instrument was validated by confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis. It is expected that it will serve as a base to build a potential tool for comparative study of human rights attitudes in Asian societies.
Formatted abstract
In 2009, Liberal Studies, which can be used as a platform for human rights education, was newly introduced as a compulsory subject for the senior secondary students in Hong Kong. As teacher’s attitudes impact students’ learning largely, a survey was conducted in 2010 to measure Liberal Studies teachers’ attitudes towards human rights. This article focuses on the development and validation of the questionnaire instrument measuring Liberal Studies teachers’ human rights attitudes, which is one of the pioneers in Asian societies. The dimensions of the instrument were first explored by exploratory factor analysis, and were confirmed to include Social Welfare, Civilian Constraints, Personal Liberties, Equality, Privacy – School Management and Privacy –Others. Then, the six-dimensional instrument was validated by confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis. It is expected that it will serve as a base to build a potential tool for comparative study of human rights attitudes in Asian societies.
Keyword Attitudes towards human rights
Hong Kong
Human rights education
Liberal Studies teachers
Rasch
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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