DEVELOPING A SCALE OF ANXIETY TOWARDS USING GRAPHS IN CHEMISTRY CLASSES


SEÇKEN N. , Zan N.

JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, cilt.12, sa.1, ss.34-46, 2013 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.34-46

Özet

Graphs are indispensable elements of education in terms of expressing qualitative and quantitative data and laws of science. Individuals need to have the skill to use graphs. The ability to use graphs is listed under three groups as interpretation skill, modeling skill, transformation skill. The lack of performing these skills, failing to overcome these challenges may cause students to develop anxieties towards using graphs. Students' existing anxieties towards using graphs may prevent the emerging of these skills, reinforce the emerging of the challenges. Therefore, this study focused on developing a scale for anxiety towards using graphs in chemistry using a draft scale along with its validity and reliability studies. The reliability and validity analysis of the scale concluded with a one dimensional assessment tool of 15 items with a reliability level of 0,903.