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ERIC Number: ED099179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 154
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The Determination of the Applicability of the Fishbein Model of Attitudes in Ascertaining the Attitudes Toward Science Held by High School Students.
Hartman, Dean DeVere
This study was undertaken to determine the applicability of the Fishbein model of attitudes in ascertaining the attitudes toward science held by high school students. The model proposed assumed that attitudes involve both cognitive and affective components. Acceptability of the psychometric properties of an instrument developed in this investigation was the criterion for judgment of applicability and was based primarily on the guidelines currently available for achievement tests. Calculations of the psychometric properties of the final instrument involved data gathered from a selected group of 505 selected high school students. Reliability estimates were based on internal consistency (Hoyt r) and stability (test-retest correlation). Criterion instruments employed were the SCIENCE A Scale, the Allison attitude inventory, and a measure based on the choices of students to enroll or not to enroll in an elective science course for the following year. The results indicated that the Fishbein model of attitudes was applicable to the measurement of attitudes toward science held by high school students, but the validity of the instrument for predicting the choice of a student to enroll or not to enroll in an elective science course was not confirmed. (Author/BR)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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