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Children's Environmental Attitudes & Social Knowledge Scale (CHEAKS)

Supplemental Information:

Assessment Type:

36 5-point-scale items (addressing attitude) & 30 multiple-choice questions (addressing knowledge)

Scale:

5-point scale (for attitude questions)

Publication Date:

Nov 07, 2008

Respondent:

Initial study (grades 6-7) Subsequent studies (grade 8)

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Attitude, Content

Sample items:

Attitude statement:
I have asked my family to recycle some of the things we use.

Knowledge statement:
Ecology is the study of the relationship between:
a) different species of animals
b) plants and the atmosphere
c) organisms and their environments
d) man and other animals
e) man and the environment

Reliability:

Cronbach's Alpha: 0.88-0.90 test-retest: 0.57-0.72

Validity:

present & acceptable

Frequency:

sometimes

Administration time:

25 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Leeming, F.C. & Dwyer, W.O. (1995). Children's environmental attitude and knowledge scale: Construction and validation. Journal of Environmental Education, 26(3), 22-32.

Comments:

Initial study conducted in US. Subsequent studies conducted in Ireland and Turkey.

STEM Criteria

Science

No

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
Contact

Frank C. Leeming
Email
901.678.2260
William O. Dwyer
Email
901.678.2149