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Students Persisting in Engineering Survey

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

Likert scale

Scale:

Five-point Likert scale

Publication Date:

Aug 04, 2007

Respondent:

Undergraduates

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Career

Sample items:

The following are factors associated with your engineering education. For each factor, choose a number between 0 and 4 to indicate the degree to which that factor influences your persistence in engineering where 0 = Not a factor and 4 = A significant factor. A. Scholarship / Financial Aid B. Having a fulfilling career

Reliability:

Reliability of sub scale = range 0.71 to 0.90

Validity:

n/a

Frequency:

sometimes

Administration time:

15 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

http://www.engr.psu.edu/awe/secured/director/retention/leaving.aspx

Comments:

Compare results to students who leave engineering (See Students Leaving Engineering Survey) to identify key characteristics of each group.

Other Reference:
Haxton, C., Martinez, C. & Berger, A. (2013). Two Decades Supporting Diverse Students in Aquatic Sciences: Evaluation of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Multicultural Program (ASLOMP). Center for STEM Education and Innovation at American Institute for Research, 1-41.
The study adapted the student persisting in engineering survey combined with other STEM assessments to create their survey. The reliability of sub scale of the survey range from 0.71 to 0.90, suggesting internal consistency ranges from respectable to good.

STEM Criteria

Science

No

Technology

No

Engineering

Yes

Math

No