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ERIC Number: ED558212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Development of Teacher Attitude Scale towards the Field Trip
Tortop, Hasan Said
Online Submission, Energy Education Science and Technology Part B: Social and Educational Studies v4 Special Issue p970-972 2012
A field trip is an excursion by group of students with teachers to a place away from classroom such as natural field, science center, and zoo. So, it is an important tool for renewable energy education. This study was carried out to develop a new scale for measuring teacher attitudes towards the field trip. Teacher attitude scale towards the field trip (TASFT) was an inventory made up of 15 items and two dimensions. This study included such stages as literature review, the preparation of the item pool and the reliability and validity analysis. Firstly, the draft scale including 30 items was prepared depending on field trip studies and interviews of teachers. The draft version of scale was applied to 389 teachers from the cities of Zonguldak and Isparta in Turkey. The results of the exploratory factor analysis revealed that TASFT consists of two factors included such dimensions as educational contribution and organizational difficulty. The final version of the scale included 15 items. The reliability coefficients were found to be 0.86 and 0.70 respectively, and explained variances were calculated as 27.29 and 11.20 respectively. Total variance of TASFT was 38.50, and the cronbach alfa coefficient was 0.75. The results of study indicated that this new "Teacher Attitude Scale towards the Field Trip" was a valid and reliable scale for measuring teachers' field trip attitudes.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey