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Science Motivation Questionnaire II -(SMQ II) ©Shawn M. Glynn

Supplemental Information:

Assessment Type:

self-assessment

Scale:

5-point Likert scale

Publication Date:

Nov 08, 2011

Respondent:

680 science and nonscience undergraduate majors

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Attitude, Career

Sample items:

“Learning science makes my life more meaningful” and “I will use science problem-solving skills in my career”

Reliability:

Cronbach’s alpha for subscale = range 0.71 to 0.90

Validity:

established

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

0 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Glynn, S. M., Brickman, P., Armstrong, N., & Taasoobshirazi, G. (2011). Science Motivation Questionnaire II: Validation with science majors and nonscience majors. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 46(2), 127-146.

Comments:

The SMQ-II differs from the original SMQ by eliminating the anxiety subscale and by expanding the “extrinsic motivation” subscale into “career motivation” and “grade motivation.”

Other Reference:
Salta, K. & Koulougliotis, D. (2015). Assessing motivation to learn chemistry: adaptation and validation of Science Motivation Questionnaire II with Greek secondary school students. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 16, 237-250.
The study made use of a Greek translated version of the SMQ II survey. The internal consistencies of all the subscales were assessed by Cronbach’s alpha, the values range from 0.71 to 0.90. Therefore the internal consistency varies between respectable (0.70) to very good (0.80 and above).

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
Contact

Shawn M. Glynn, University of Georgia, Sglynn@uga.edu