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Development of the 'convergence motive' scale for interdisciplinary knowledge fusion
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Development of the 'convergence motive' scale for interdisciplinary knowledge fusion
PARK, Sung-Mi; YANG, Hwang-Kyu;
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The purpose of this study was to development of the 'convergence motive' scale for interdisciplinary knowledge fusion. Based on results from literature review, this study clarifies a theoretical ground for 'convergence motive'. Initial items to measure this concept were verified by content analysis and then finalized. After a pilot test done with 568 college students, gathered data were analyzed by item selection and exploratory factor analysis to verify their validity. Next, the main test implemented with 1,211 college students was analyzed with exploratory factor analysis using the method for rotation based on maximum likelihood analysis and direct oblimin for validating the final items to measure 'convergence motive'. As a result, the scale for 'convergence motive' consists of 43 items to measure the following four factors: collaboration to identifying and solving problems, challenge of a new perspective, communication for convergence, cohesion for convergence. Construct validity and criterion-related validity were performed at last to check this scale's theoretical construct. In conclusion, this study concluded that the scales for convergence motive could be generalized and applicable to other samples.
Knowledge fusion;Convergence motive;Scale;Interdisciplinary;
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