Epistemological Beliefs Inventory (EBI)

The Epistemological Beliefs Inventory (EBI) is a 32-item self-report inventory comprised of five subscales of epistemological beliefs (simple knowledge, certain knowledge, omniscient authority, innate ability, and quick learning). Studies have been conducted which validate the translation of the EBI in Korean and Turkish.

Content

Domains
Self Awareness,
Self Management
Subdomain

Simple knowledge, Certain Knowledge, Omniscient authority, Innate ability, Quick learning

Grades
Post secondary
Languages
English
Other Language/s
Korean, Turkish
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
32 items
Administration
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Price

Free

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

DeBacker T. K., & Browson, H. M. (2006). Influences on cognitive engagement: Epistemological beliefs and need for closure. British Journal of Educational Psychology 76, 535-551. DOI:10.1348/000709905X53138

Oguz, K. (2013). A study of the epistemological beliefs of teacher candidates in terms of various variables. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research 50, 207-226. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1059930.pdf

So, H., Lee, J., Roh, S., & Lee S. (2010). Examining epistemological beliefs of pre-service teachers in Korea. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher 19(1), 79-97. DOI: 10.3860/taper.v19i1.1510

Bendixen, L. D., & Hartley, K. (2003). Successful learning with hypermedia: The role of epistemological beliefs and metacognitive awareness. Journal of Educational Computing Research 28(1), 15-30. DOI:10.2190/2Y7C-KRDV-5U01-UJGA

Ravindran, B., Greene, B. A., & DeBacker, T. K. (2005). Predicting preservice teacher's cognitive engagement with goals and epistemological beliefs. The Journal of Educational Research 98(4), 222-232. https://www.jstor.org/stable/27548082

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Bendixen, L. D., Schraw, G. & Dunkle M. E. (1998). Epistemic beliefs and moral reasoning, The Journal of Psychology, 132(2), 187-200, DOI:10.1080/00223989809599158

Schraw, G., Bendixen, L. D., & Dunkle, M. E. (2002). Development and validation of the epistemic belief inventory (EBI). In B. K. Hofer & P. R. Pintrich (Eds.), Personal epistemology: The psychology of beliefs about knowledge and knowing, (p. 261–275). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2001-18187-012

Item Type
Likert