ERIC Number: ED264115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
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The Development of the Attitude Toward the Subject Science Scale. Report No. 85:7.
Krynowsky, Bernie A.
This report outlines the stages of development and validation of the Attitude Toward the Subject Science Scale (ATSSS). The instrument, developed in accordance with the Ajzen and Fishbein (1980) theory of attitude assessment, can be used by junior secondary science teachers or administrators to assess student attitudes toward the subject science or to provide feedback on how positively or negatively students view various science-related activities. The report contains: (1) an introduction; (2) a literature review in four parts: rationale for the promotion of positive attitudes toward science; research which considered student attitudes in science education; attitudes toward science compared to scientific attitudes; and methodological issues related to suggested improvements in attitude toward the subject science research; (3) an overview of the Ajzen and Fishbein theory of reasoned action; and (4) the development and testing of the ATSSS' validity and realiability, in terms of assessing students attitudes toward the subject grade 10 science. A copy of the ATSSS and scoring instructions are provided in an appendix. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
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