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Wareing Attitudes toward Science Protocol (WASP)

Supplemental Information:

  • Wareing_Attitudes_toward_Science_Protocol.pdf (73.1 KB) download

Assessment Type:

50 items on 5-point Likert scale

Scale:

5-point Likert scale (strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree)

Publication Date:

Nov 07, 2008

Respondent:

1,740 students in 87 high school science classes from five communities.

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Attitude

Sample items:

I am a curious person.
I am a persistent science student.

Reliability:

0.91-0.94

Validity:

Present

Frequency:

sometimes

Administration time:

0 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Wareing C. (1990). A survey of antecedents of attitudes toward science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Vol. 27, No. 4, 371-86.

Comments:

A Chinese version of the WASP is available.

A study using WASP:
Lawrenz, F. (1988). Developing the WASP: Wareing Attitude toward Science Protocol. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Vol. 19, No. 8, 639-645.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No