Pittsburgh engineering attitudes scale - Revised: Evidence for an improved instrument

Jonathan C. Hilpert, Glenda Stump, Jenefer Husman

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

In the current study, we present data from the administration of our third and final version of the PEAS-R instrument as well as a final set of items. We administered the scale to 980 engineering students in conjunction with established measures of student motivation and strategic learning. An item analysis and a principle axis analysis with an oblimin rotation indicated student responses to the items were internally reliable and structurally valid. A confirmatory factor analysis, a more rigorous test of structural validity, also produced useful results. Finally, a correlational analysis between parceled items from the revised scale and established motivational measures provided evidence of concurrent validity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Conference Program
PagesT2G1-T2G5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2010Oct 30 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period10/27/1010/30/10

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Constructivism
  • Motivation
  • Scale development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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