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ERIC Number: EJ1038529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
Development of the Educational and Career Interest Scale in Science, Technology, and Mathematics for High School Students
Oh, Youn Joo; Jia, Yueming; Lorentson, Mhora; LaBanca, Frank
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v22 n5 p780-790 Oct 2013
The Educational and Career Interest scale, a self-report instrument measuring high school students' educational and career interest in STEM, was developed and validated in two studies conducted during 2010 and 2011. Study 1 included data from 92 high school students, in which exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted with an initial item pool of 20 items. EFA identified three factors: educational and career interest in science, educational and career interest in technology, and educational and career interest in mathematics. Study 2 utilized data from 658 students to revisit the three-factor model using confirmative factor analysis. The two studies provide strong evidence that the scale is both valid and reliable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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