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ERIC Number: EJ1067442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Development of the STEM College-Going Expectancy Scale for High School Students
Oh, Youn Joo; Jia, Yueming; Sibuma, Bernadette; Lorentson, Mhora; LaBanca, Frank
International Journal of Higher Education, v2 n2 p93-105 2013
The STEM College-Going Expectancy Scale (STEM CGES) was developed and validated in two studies conducted during 2010 and 2011. The STEM CGES is a self-report instrument measuring college-going expectancy, specifically for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) domains. In Study 1, 95 students in an urban high school completed an 11-item online questionnaire to measure college-going expectancy in STEM domains. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) retained 6 out of the 11 items for inclusion. In Study 2, Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) used data collected from 658 students in 31 urban, suburban, and rural high schools. The results provide strong evidence that the STEM CGES is a valid and reliable instrument for measuring college-going expectancy for STEM domains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Grant or Contract Numbers: U396C100520; 1029472