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Asian Student Attitudes Towards Science Class Survey

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

Likert scale

Scale:

Five-point Likert scale

Publication Date:

Jan 01, 2010

Respondent:

A total of 265 elementary school students in Taiwan responded to the instrument developed.

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude

Sample items:

1. In science class, doing experiments is boring.
2. In science class, experiments are difficult.
3. In science class, listening to lectures from the teacher is interesting.

Reliability:

Cronbach alpha = 0.92

Validity:

n/a

Frequency:

sometimes

Administration time:

15 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Wang, Tzu-Ling & Berlin, D. (2010). Construction and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Taiwanese Elementary Students’ Attitudes towards their science class. International Journal of Science Education, 32 (18), pp. 2413-2428.

Comments:

The ASATSCS is offered as a valid and reliable instrument that is sensitive to cultural factors specific to Taiwan and possibly to other Asian countries with little or no modifications as the teaching resources and strategies are somewhat common. Perhaps more importantly, the framework and design of this research may be adapted to develop additional instruments to investigate adolescent students’ attitudes toward science class in middle and high school classes in Taiwan and other Asian countries.

Other Reference:
Wang, T. & Tseng, Y. (2015). Do thinking styles matter for science achievement and attitudes towards science class in male and female elementary school student in Taiwan? International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 13, 515-533
Updated use of the Asian student attitudes towards science class survey. Used to explore the effects thinking styles has on science achievement and attitudes, looking at male and female differences. Large sample size of 756 sixth grade students from four different elementaries. The current study reports the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient as 0.92 (slightly below the original Cronbach’s alpha coefficient (0.93) found when the survey was developed, Wang and Berlin, 2010). However, still a high score.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No