Yıl 2019, Cilt 7 , Sayı 14, Sayfalar 540 - 557 2019-10-29

Motivation Scale for STEM Fields
Motivation Scale for STEM Fields

Esra KIZILAY [1] , Havva YAMAK [2] , Nusret KAVAK [3]


In this study, it is aimed to develop a measurement tool to be used to determine the motivation of high school students towards STEM fields. 29-item motivation scale trial form for STEM fields was applied to 462 high school students in their 2016-2017 academic years, studying in four schools of Kayseri. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was performed for the construct validity through the data set obtained from the study group. According to the results of Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), it was determined that the scale consisted of 22 items and 4 sub-dimensions. Scale subdimensions were named as: confidence, relevance, attention, satisfaction. It was determined that the four-factor structure related to the scale explained 78% of the total variance. The Cronbach alpha coefficient was 97 for the whole scale.

In this study, it is aimed to develop a measurement tool to be used to determine the motivation of high school students towards STEM fields. 29-item motivation scale trial form for STEM fields was applied to 462 high school students in their 2016-2017 academic years, studying in four schools of Kayseri. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was performed for the construct validity through the data set obtained from the study group. According to the results of Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), it was determined that the scale consisted of 22 items and 4 sub-dimensions. Scale subdimensions were named as: confidence, relevance, attention, satisfaction. It was determined that the four-factor structure related to the scale explained 78% of the total variance. The Cronbach alpha coefficient was 97 for the whole scale.

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Konular Sosyal
Yayımlanma Tarihi December
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Yazarlar

Orcid: 0000-0001-8329-0186
Yazar: Esra KIZILAY (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Erciyes University
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-1666-0746
Yazar: Havva YAMAK
Kurum: Gazı University
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-6509-2653
Yazar: Nusret KAVAK
Kurum: Gazı University
Ülke: Turkey


Teşekkür This study was produced from the doctoral thesis of the first author, which has been presented as an oral presentation at World STEM Education Conference and the abstract has been published.
Tarihler

Başvuru Tarihi : 9 Eylül 2019
Kabul Tarihi : 10 Ekim 2019
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 29 Ekim 2019

APA KIZILAY, E , YAMAK, H , KAVAK, N . (2019). Motivation Scale for STEM Fields. Journal of Computer and Education Research , 7 (14) , 540-557 . DOI: 10.18009/jcer.617514