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Survey of Attitudes Towards Astronomy

Supplemental Information:

Assessment Type:

self-report

Scale:

5-point Likert scale

Publication Date:

Mar 17, 2012

Respondent:

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude

Sample items:

Astronomy is a subject learned quickly by most people. I will be under stress during astronomy class. I am scared of astronomy.

Reliability:

Cronbach alpha = 0.76 | Spearman-Brown=0.84 | Overall score = 0.72

Validity:

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

0 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

http://www.flaguide.org/tools/attitude/astpr.php

Comments:

Other Reference:
Cavas, P. H., Ozdem, Y., Cavas, B., Cakiroglu, J. & Ertepinar, H. (2013). Turkish pre-service elementary science teachers’ scientific literacy level and attitudes towards science. Science Education International, 24(4), 383-401.
This study uses a translated form of SAI II. It reports the original SAI Cronbach Alpha reliability as 0.78 and Spearman-Brown reliability coefficient as 0.80. The revised SAI II reliability using Cronbach alpha was 0.76 and 0.84 for Spearman-Brown. The study reports the reliability for their version of SAI II as 0.72 using Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient.

Other Reference:
Chapman, S., Catala, L., Mauduit, J., Govender, K. & Louw-Potgeiter, J. (2015). Monitoring and evaluating astronomy outreach programmes: Challenges and solutions. South African Journal of Science, 111(5), 1-9.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
Contact

Dr. Michael Zeilik, University of New Mexico, zeilik@la.unm.edu