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ERIC Number: EJ1000085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1305-8223
Using Mathematics in Teaching Science Self-Efficacy Scale--UMSSS: A Validity and Reliability Study
Can, Bilge Taskin; Gunhan, Berna Canturk; Erdal, Sevinc Ongel
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v8 n4 p269-281 Nov 2012
In this study, an instrument, Using Mathematics in Science Self-efficacy Scale (UMSSS), was developed in order to determine preservice science teachers' self-efficacy toward the use of mathematics in their lessons. Data gathered from 250 preservice science teachers were used for Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). The factor analysis revealed 3 factors: Self Perception of Mathematics (SPM), Utilization of Mathematics (UM), and Mathematical Skills (MS). The cronbach alpha coefficient for the overall instrument was computed 0.88. The analyses resulted in the development of a three-factor scale of 18 items that was shown to be valid and reliable. At the same time, this instrument is also the first original instrument developed for determining the preservice science teachers' self-efficacies toward the use of mathematics in their lessons. (Contains 7 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices; Teacher Efficacy Scale