ERIC Number: ED201489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Designing a Likert-Type Scale to Assess Attitude Toward Energy Conservation.
Koballa, Thomas, Jr.
Presented are results of a study attempting to design a reliable and valid instrument measuring the attitudes of teachers toward energy conservation. A 22-item scale is presented as a result of several administrations to preservice elementary teachers. Items were submitted to Likert Item Analysis and further validated by principle components factor analysis as a means of categorizing items into subscales that could be used to identify specific characteristics of respondents' attitudes toward energy conservation. Tables present sample statements and summary statistical information. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Likert Scales; Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (54th, Grossinger's in the Catskills, Ellenville, NY, April 5-8, 1981). Contains occasional light and broken type.