Developing and Validating the Performance Evaluation Tool applied on performance of Presidents of Universities in Afghanistan (Case Study: Public Universities in Kabul Focused on a Mixed Approach)

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The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the performance evaluation tool applied on the performance of presidents of universities in Afghanistan. In this research, a mixed method focused on explorative plan-tool development model was used. The statistical population of the study included the faculty members of public universities in Kabul (N=1457), among whom 304 individuals were selected using the stratified random sampling method. Also, the senior managers and authorities of public universities in Kabul as well as high-ranking authorities in higher education of Afghanistan composed a total of 42 individuals, among whom a sample of 20 individuals were selected using the purposive sampling method. Then, the semi-structured interviews and a researcher-made questionnaire were used to collect the concerned data. Given the data analysis tools, it was decided to apply the thematic analysis and confirmatory factor analysis through the AMOS Software. The results of the analysis showed that the performance evaluation tool applied on the performance of presidents of universities in Afghanistan was consisted of 16 components and 56 indicators. Also, the model goodness of fit indices, such as (CMIN / DF), (RMSEA), (RMR), (CFI), (IFI), showed that the designed tool was embedded with a favorable goodness of fit.


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