Journal article

The validity and reliability of the Tertiary Student Values Scale (TSVS)

R Marino, GW Stuart

MEDICAL EDUCATION | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore the factorial composition of an instrument developed to assess value orientations in tertiary students, the Tertiary Student Values Scale (TSVS), using data from culturally diverse undergraduate dental students. METHODS: A 68-item questionnaire was used to collect the data. The questionnaire included 15 3-item subscales developed in a manner consistent with the Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck value orientation model. The psychometric properties were evaluated using a sample of students from 4 Australian dental schools. The questionnaire was administered to 364 students aged 18-50 years, mean age 21.3 years (SD 3.45 years), using a convenience sampling method. Scores on the 45 ..

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