Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to develop the STEM Active Listening Skills Assessment (STEM-ALSA), a conceptually grounded instrument designed to measure four components of active listening, a key element of communication in an academic setting. The STEM-ALSA is comprised of three unique scales that measure a person's knowledge (12 items), ability to apply (25 items), and self-efficacy (5 items) with respect to active listening. Two pilot studies were conducted with N = 99 upper level undergraduate students enrolled in STEM disciplines to develop and evaluate the instrument. Results of an exploratory factor analysis identified both a unidimensional factor structure for each of the three scales and total scores with adequate internal consistency reliability estimates. The STEM-ALSA provides a mechanism for measuring active listening skills among students in STEM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
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StatePublished - 2012
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

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Other42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period10/3/1210/6/12

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engineering
Factor analysis
science
self-efficacy
factor analysis
Communication
student
human being
communication
ability
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • communication
  • graduate students in STEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education

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Development of the science technology engineering and mathematics - Active listening skills assessment (STEM-ALSA). / Wilkins, Kerrie G.; Bernstein, Bianca; Bekki, Jennifer; Harrison, Caroline J.; Atkinson, Robert.

Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2012. 6462248.

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Wilkins, KG, Bernstein, B, Bekki, J, Harrison, CJ & Atkinson, R 2012, Development of the science technology engineering and mathematics - Active listening skills assessment (STEM-ALSA). in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE., 6462248, 42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012, Seattle, WA, United States, 10/3/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462248
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