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Chemistry Attitude and Experience Questionnaire (CAEQ)

Supplemental Information:

Assessment Type:

Likert scale

Scale:

Five-point Likert scale

Publication Date:

Aug 04, 2003

Respondent:

First-year undergraduates in science and technology departments

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude

Sample items:

Please indicate what you think about the following.
Chemists
1 unfit &nbsp _ _ _ _ _ _ _ &nbsp athletic
2 socially unaware &nbsp _ _ _ _ _ _ _ &nbsp socially aware

Please indicate how confident you feel about:

1 Applying a set of chemistry rules to different elements of the Periodic Table. Not Confident &nbsp _ _ _ _ _ _ _ &nbsp Confident
2 Achieving a passing grade in a chemical hazards course. Not Confident &nbsp _ _ _ _ _ _ _ &nbsp Confident

Reliability:

reliability of SHORT version CA= 0.8625

Validity:

0.80

Frequency:

sometimes

Administration time:

15 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Dalgety, J., Coll, R. K., Hones, J. (2003). Development of Chemistry Attitudes and Experiences Questionnaire (CAEQ). Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 40(7), pp. 649-668.

Comments:

Other Reference:
Bramaje, G., P. & Espinosa, A., A. (2013). Peer-Led team learning approach: Effects on students’ conceptual understanding and attitude towards chemistry. International Journal of Learning and Teaching. 5(2), 55-77.
The study found the original CAEQ (full length version) had a Cronbach alpha of 0.8577, the shortened version was pilot tested using 87 third year high school students, the reliability of this version was 0.8625 using Cronbach alpha. Due to this analysis the study subsequently used the shortened version of the survey to assess Peer-Led team learning. This suggests the continued validity and reliability of the original survey and possible inclusion/update of the shorter version which had higher internal consistency.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
 
Contact

Dr. Richard Coll Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning Unit Director Faculty of Science & Engineering's Co-operative Education Unit The University of Waikato Waikato, New Zealand rcoll@waikato.ac.nz