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2012 | 43 | 3 | 210-214
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Validation of the Voluntary Participation in Online Surveys Scale

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A comprehensive understanding of participants’ motives to complete web-based surveys has the potential to improve data quality. In this study we tested the construct validity of a scale developed to measure motivation to participate in webbased surveys. We expected that 7 different motivations observed in our previous study will form a 3-factor structure, as predicted by Self-Determination Theory. This web-based questionnaire study comprised 257 participants completing the Voluntary Participation in Online Studies Scale. Their responses to 21 items underwent a principal component analysis and confi rmatory factor analysis. As we expected, three factors were identifi ed: intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation and amotivation. In line with Self-Determination Theory there are three distinct groups of motives among web-surveys participants with amotivation as an understudied motivational state. We discuss the results suggesting which types of motivation might lead to higher quality of data with an emphasis on possible negative effects of amotivation.
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43
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3
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210-214
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  • Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle, England
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