Developing an Attitude Scale for Science and Technology Laboratory Experiments at Primary Education Program
Hüseyin Polat, Dr. Fatma Bilge Emre, Prof. Dr. Hikmet Sayılkan
The aim of this study is to develop a scale for assessing attitudes towards Science and Technology Laboratory Practices Course for classroom teaching program. Examining the current attitude scale developed for science laboratories had been carefully scrutinized and item pool was created. For item pool the views of experts was taken and the first draft of scale that consisting of 28 Likert-type items was prepared by choosing statements. The first draft of scale was carried out a pilot study. The first obtained data from the pilot study was performed exploratory factor analysis with SPSS 21 program. 6 items has been removed from the analysis. After the exploratory factor analysis data set was performed confirmatory factor analysis with the LISREL 8.52 program and 3 items has been removed from the analysis. An attitude scale consisting of 19 items in one dimension were obtained in the analysis. Scale explains approximately 45% of the variance and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient is 0.932 for the reliability.
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