ADAPTATION AND VALIDATION OF THE COURSE EXPERIENCE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR PORTUGUESE HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS
Given the relevance of the course experience to the quality of learning in higher education the aim of this study is to identify the factorial structure of the CEQ - Course Experience Questionnaire (Ramsden, 2006) validating it for the Portuguese student population.
In the current study we pretend to evaluate the student’s perception about is course using the CEQ - Course Experience Questionnaire (Ramsden, 2005). The CEQ evaluates different learning aspects: quality teaching, clear goals, appropriate workload, generic skills and overall satisfaction. The instruments were standardized to Portuguese population and applied to a sample of 872 students of Social Sciences and Science and Technology courses. The overall adequacy of the model to the relational structure developed was made using the Confirmatory Factor Analysis.
The main finding indicates that the model fits the Portuguese student population although with some differences also found in cross-cultural studies carried out recently.