Sources of Science Self-Efficacy Scale

The sources of science self-efficacy were assessed with the Sources of Science Self-Efficacy Scale, which was adapted from a scale used to measure this construct in the domain of mathematics (see Lent, Lopez, et al., 1996). It consists of four subscales measuring the effects of mastery experiences (eight items; sample: ‘‘I got a good grade in science class last semester’’), vicarious experiences (seven items; sample: ‘‘Many of the adults I most admire are good in science’’), social persuasions (eight items; sample: ‘‘My teachers believe I can do well in difficult science courses’’), and physiological states (eight items; sample: ‘‘Science makes me feel uncomfortable and nervous’’).

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Supplemental Information:

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Assessment Type:

Scale

Scale:

Multiple choice, point scale (e.g. Likert scale), or selected response

Publication Date:

Nov 20, 2019

Respondent:

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude / Behavior

Sample items:

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Reliability:

Cronbach’s alpha reliability indexes were .90 for mastery, .80 for vicarious, .88 for social persuasions, and .91 for physiological states.

Validity:

N/A

Frequency:

Rarely

Administration time:

Cannot be determined minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

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Comments:

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
Contact

Dr.Britner Shari, sbritner@bradley.edu