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Test of Science Related Attitudes (TOSRA)

Supplemental Information:

Assessment Type:

70 5-point scale items (10 questions from 7 subscales)

Scale:

5-point scale (strongly disagree, disagree, not sure, agree, strongly agree)

Publication Date:

Nov 07, 2008

Respondent:

Original study: 7th-10th graders

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Attitude

Sample items:

I would prefer to do experiments than to read about them. A job as a scientist would be interesting.

Reliability:

Cronbach's Alpha: 0.82 test-retest: 0.78

Validity:

present

Frequency:

frequently

Administration time:

45 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Fraser, B.L. (1978). Development of a test of science-related attitudes. Science Education, 62, 509-515.

Comments:

Fraser also developed a second TOSRA. TOSRA2 is comprised of two 35-statement questionnaires (pretest/protest). It is used with adults and children. The cross-cultural validity of TOSRA has been established in the US.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
Contact

Professor Barry Fraser
Director of SMEC
Dean of Graduate Studies
Email: b.fraser@curtin.edu.au