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Revised Simpson-Troost Attitude Questionnaire (STAQ-R)

Supplemental Information:

  • STAQ-R_Questionnaire.pdf (25.9 KB) download

Assessment Type:

5 point Likert scale ranging from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree” with an option of a neutral response (undecided/uncertain).

Scale:

22 items Likert scale

Publication Date:

Jun 08, 2009

Respondent:

1812 middle school students (grades 6th - 8th). 1754 responses were analyzed.

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Attitude, Career

Sample items:

We do a lot of fun activities in science class. I always try hard, no matter how difficult the work. I would enjoy being a scientist.

Reliability:

Cronbach’s alpha = 0.85

Validity:

Reported and high. Confirmatory factor analysis and exploratory factor analysis (5 factors) were applied for validation of the tool.

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

25 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Owen, S. V., Toepperwein, M. A., Marshall, C. E., Lichtenstein, M. J., Blalock, C. L., Liu, Y., et al. (2008). Finding pearls: Psychometric reevaluation of the Simpson‐Troost Attitude Questionnaire (STAQ). Science Education, 92(6), 1076‐1095.

Comments:

5 sub-scales (“Motivating Science Class”, “Self-Directed Effort”, “Family Models”, “Science is Fun for me”, “Peer Models”) were validated and cross-validated across genders and grades of the respondents.

Other Reference:
Nasr, A. & Soltani, A. K (2011). Attitude towards Biology and Its Effects on Student’s Achievement. International Journal of Biology, 3 (4), 100-104.
The study made use of STAR-R, it was piloted and the reliability coefficient (Cronbach’s alpha) was 0.85 showing that the questions had strong internal correlation.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
Contact

Linda Pruski Pruski@uthscsa.edu Phone: (210) 567-2747