DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT SCALE (HRDAS) FOR PAKISTANI UNIVERSITIES’ TEACHERS
The purpose of the study was to develop an assessment scale to investigate the execution of existing human resource development (HRD) practices and to develop an applicable model for Pakistani universities. The scale comprises of ten factors awareness towards HRD, selection and recruitment, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, organizational development, mentoring, career development, promotion practices, and working environment. Four universities were selected amongst public and private sector universities applying a random sampling technique. Data were gathered from 200 faculty members, executive and administrative heads of selected universities. The scale was piloted after seeking expert opinion in the relevant field. After experts' opinions 53 items were finalized by removing weak items. A Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) using Lisrel 8.3 with Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was applied to validate the scale (HRDAS. Comparative Fit Index (CFI) 0.95, Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (RMSEA) 0.70 and Expected cross-validation Index (ECVI) 16.45 indicates that construct validity of the scale is reasonable. The scale reliability index was found alpha (α) 0.914 whereas factor-wise reliability ranged from 0.909 to 0 .925. The significant positive correlation among all factors reflected that all factors contribute towards measuring the construct validity of the scale.