ERIC Number: ED123029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Value Preferences of College Students with Reference to Environmental Chemistry.
Fazio, Frank; Dunlop, David L.
The main objective of this study was to design an instrument to assess the value preferences of college non-science majors with respect to certain aspects of environmental chemistry. A second objective was to obtain measures of the value preferences of various groups of non-science majors who had completed some chemistry courses. The early construction of the instrument and the format was based on pilot studies performed by the authors. Validity and reliability measures were determined. Nine findings were noted. The overall results suggest that since non-science majors have a strong value preference for the humanistic aspects of chemistry with regard to environmental problems, then curriculum designers, textbook writers, and course instructors should structure their course activities toward these strong value preferences. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (48th, Los Angeles, California, March 17-20, 1975)