ATTITUDES SCALE TOWARDS “NANO TECHNOLOGY” FOR CHEMISTRY TEACHERS

TitleATTITUDES SCALE TOWARDS “NANO TECHNOLOGY” FOR CHEMISTRY TEACHERS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSeçken, N
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume8
Issue3
Start Page157-171
Date PublishedOctober/2009
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 902209
KeywordsNanotechnology, scientific attitude, statistical process scale
Abstract

The aim of the study is to develop a valid and reliable attitude scale in order to measure the chemistry student-Teachers’ attitudes towards nano technology. During the development phase, a total of twenty-one items that included eleven negative and ten positive statements about nano technology were produced based on experts’ views. These items were statistically analysed in terms of different aspects. The data obtained through these analyses were analyzed by using SPSS software. In the study, the scale was administered to 550 undergarduate students. The data obtained was analysed through factor analysis and reliability analysis. At the final stage, the scale was found to include four factors with sixteen items. After the factor analysis, according to Varimax Rotated (rotated Component Matrix) results, has been found to be four factors and Cronbach-Alpha internal integrity of the final version of the scale was found to be 0,859.The article also includes suggestions about how this scale can be employed.

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