Validation of Lifelong Learning Tool for Public Librarians' Users in High Schools
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Article Type:
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Abstract:
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to validate the questionnaire on the lifelong learning readiness of high school users of public libraries.

Methodology

This research is an applied and descriptive-correlational study. The statistical population consists of the high school users of public libraries from whom 201 students were selected by using the random sampling method. The questionnaire of readiness for lifelong learning were translated, localized and adapted from the Kungu's questionnaire (2010). The validity of the questionnaire was verified in terms of content validity by using confirmatory factor analysis and its reliability was assessed using the Cronbach's alpha for each indicator and the whole tool. The reliability value was 0.82, which indicated the suitability of the tool.

Findings

According to the findings of this study, the correlation coefficient between the components "self-directed learning readiness" and "readiness to overcome the barriers to participation in learning" was 88%, and between the components "readiness to respond to triggers for learning" and "readiness to overcome the barriers to participation in learning" was 60%, and betwwen the components "self-directed learning readiness" and "readiness to respond to triggers for learning" was 56%. Validity of the questionnaire was verified in terms of the content validity and by asking for the opinions of experts, and the confirmatory factor analysis model was applied by satisfying the fit index.

Originality/value

The tool applied in the present research can be used in the studies on lifelong learning readiness of users of public libraries as the lifelong learning centers. It can also be used in various studies aimed at assessing the status and factors associated with lifelong learning readiness.

Language:
Persian
Published:
Research on Information Scienc & Public Libraries, Volume:25 Issue: 97, 2019
Pages:
291 - 317
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