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

Jonathan C. Hilpert, Glenda Stump, Jenefer Husman

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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 publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2010Oct 30 2010

Other

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

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Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Constructivism
  • Motivation
  • Scale development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education

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Hilpert, J. C., Stump, G., & Husman, J. (2010). Pittsburgh engineering attitudes scale - Revised: Evidence for an improved instrument. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE [5673296] https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2010.5673296