40 5-point scale items
Nov 07, 2008
6th, 9th, and 12th grade students
Engagement, Attitude, Competence
Only highly trained scientists can understand science.
The search for scientific knowledge is boring.
Cronbach's Alpha: 0.78 Split-half: 0.81
present For criticism of validity see: Munby, H. (1997). Issues of validity in science attitude measurement. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 34(4), 337-341.
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Moore, R.W. & Hill Foy, R.L. (1997). The scientific attitude inventory: A revision (SAI II). Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 34(4), 327-336.
1) The author (Moore) of the SAI revised his original instrument in order to eliminate gender-biased references and words that have been criticized as difficult to read. He also shortened the instrument and changes the scale from 6-points to 5. ____________________________
2) For Psychometric reevaluation of the tool, please see
Lichtenstein M.J., Owen S.V., Blalock CL, Liu Y., Ramirez K.A., Pruski L.A., Marshall C.E., Toepperwein M.A. (2008).
Psychometric Re-evaluation of the Scientific Attitude Inventory-Revised (SAI-II). Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 45: 600-616.