EVALUATION OF THE FOREIGN STUDENT ASSOCIATION BY THE MEMBERS VIA RELIABILITY ANALYSIS
Keywords:Multivariate Techniques, Reliability Analysis, Survey Applications
A student association could be established in a university or between the students outside the university. It can be established in accordance with special laws in order to discuss and solve the common problems of the students. The first step to establish an association is to choose the representatives of the students. After discussing the common problems of the students, the solutions and decisions are made by the representatives of the association within group which is in charge according to slate and policy of the association. The representatives members could be ranked within a group less or more than 13 members as the president, vice president, general secretary, etc. One of the association representative’s duties is to find solutions to the problems and guide the students to be more effective in their study life. This study was carried out on the Yemeni Student Association in Karabuk University. The representatives of the association are 13 students, and the total number of Yemeni students in Karabuk University is around 600 students. According to the questionnaire shared with the students, the members who are getting helped by the association are approximately 303 students. In this study, to evaluate the internal consistency and impartiality among the association member answers using the reliability analysis, 18 questions were asked in a survey and the number of students who answered the questions was 109 students. The method used in the reliability analysis was the Cronbach Alpha method. If α (Cronbach Alpha) ≥ 0.70, then the content of the questions is appropriate and the reliability analysis is accepted which means the internal consistency and impartiality among the association member answers are (very or highly) reliable. Otherwise, the reliability analysis should be re-applied by exchanging the order of the scales (answers) or by deleting items (questions). The survey was shared using Google Form containing 18 questions and 5-point Likert scale. The application of the reliability analysis was made by using SPSS program, and the categorical values were exchanged to numerical values before analysis. The categorization of the categorical values was as follows: Demographic information : age, gender (1=male, 2=female), educational status: (1=language preparation, 2= university), and compatibility questions (strongly agree=1, agree=2, disagree=3, strongly disagree=4, undecided=5). The number of questions which reliability analysis was applied on was 15 questions starting from Q4 to Q18. According to SPSS results, Cronbach alpha value was 0.939, so reliability analysis was accepted.
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