Motivation Scale for STEM Fields

2019 Journal of Computer and Education Research  
Article Info Abstract In this study, it is aimed to develop a measurement tool to be used to determine the motivation of high school students towards STEM fields. 29-item motivation scale trial form for STEM fields was applied to 462 high school students in their 2016-2017 academic years, studying in four schools of Kayseri. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was performed for the construct validity through the data set obtained from the study group.
more » ... study group. According to the results of Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), it was determined that the scale consisted of 22 items and 4 sub-dimensions. Scale subdimensions were named as: confidence, relevance, attention, satisfaction. It was determined that the four-factor structure related to the scale explained 78% of the total variance. The Cronbach alpha coefficient was 97 for the whole scale.
doi:10.18009/jcer.617514 fatcat:bdnc3vm455e23jbvkmlie7mc44