Steps toward a sound measure of Engineering student attitudes: Pittsburgh Engineering Attitudes scale - Revised

Jonathan Hilpert, Glenda Stump, Jenefer Husman, Wonsik Kim, Wen Ting Chung, Jieun Lee

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Abstract

Engineering education is currently undergoing a transition toward increased constructivist practices and a new philosophy of education that recognizes the active role of the learner in constructing knowledge. To meet the demands of the changing landscape, our research team has been reworking the Pittsburgh Engineering Attitudes Scale so that valid and reliable inferences can be made about engineering student attitudes. The current study follows up on our analysis of the scale at FIE 2008, and presents evidence of structural validity, internal reliability, and external validity of student responses to a revised version of the scale. The results of the current study suggest the Pittsburgh Engineering Attitudes Scale - Revised overcomes previous problems with the original scale reported in the literature and that we are making positive steps toward a sound measure of student attitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

Publication series

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

Other

Other39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/18/0910/21/09

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Constructivism
  • Motivation
  • Scale development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Hilpert, J., Stump, G., Husman, J., Kim, W., Chung, W. T., & Lee, J. (2009). Steps toward a sound measure of Engineering student attitudes: Pittsburgh Engineering Attitudes scale - Revised. In 39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 [5350470] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350470