The Development and Psychometric Testing of the Cognitive of Information Literacy Inventory (CILI)
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Purpose: This is two-year research project, one of the aims was to develop and test two instruments, including the CILI and "attitude toward information literacy inventory (ATILI)." This study was to develop and test validity and reliability of the CILI to measure the cognitive of information literacy of nursing students. Methods: This study was conducted in 3 phases. In Phase 1, based on a review of the literature, the researchers developed an instrument to measure CILI. In Phase 2, two rounds of the Delphi study were conducted to determine the content validity of the instrument. In Phase 3, a convenience sample of 983 nursing students was recruited to test the validity and reliability of the CILI. Exploratory factor analysis was used to determine the factor structure of the inventory. Results: The resulting CILI consists of 14 items. Construct validity was determined by exploratory factor analysis using varimax rotation. The result revealed that KMO was greater than .90 and Bartlett's test of Sphericity showed significant, these information indicates an appropriateness to do factor analysis. Factor loading greater than .40 was selected, two important categories were revealed, including "information management" and "databases search", the total explained variance was 58.28%. The Cronbach's alpha level of the inventory was 0.92. Conclusions: The CILI has good psychometric properties and can be used to understand the cognitive of information literacy for nursing students. Faculty members can assess nursing students' cognitive of information literacy to design appropriate lesson plans and implement appropriate teaching strategies for nursing students in order foster the growth of lifelong learning abilities.