Developing, Implementing, Evaluation of an Attitude Scale for Towards Science and Technology Education
Murat Çetinkaya, Erol Tas

The aim of study is to develop, implement and evaluate a scale in order to determine students’ attitudes towards science and technology lesson at primary level. Data collecting tool containing 38 items were changed in the form of the scale having 30 items. The items based on the expert opinions were applied total 30 primary students and made the needed corrections on the scale, by determining the items that students had difficulty in understanding about the lesson. Keiser-Meyer-Olkin coefficient was defined as .924. And also, significance level of Barlett test (BTS) was found as x2=4304, 059sd=496 (p=0,000). Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficient was found as .914. In explanatory factor analyses, varimax rotation technique was applied to the data and seen to be three factors of the scale. As a result of the analyses, the developed scale can be seen in determining attitudes towards science and technology lessons of primary students.

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