The reliability and validity study of the attitude scale for physics course


3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.3338-3341 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.296
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.3338-3341
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


With their cognitive, affective and behavioral dimensions; attitudes constitute one of the factors which are effective on the behaviors of an individual. Positive attitudes developed by students towards Physics course play an important role in their academic success in Physics course. This study aimed at developing an attitude scale for Physics course. Study samples were composed of 159 students to have attended Science High School in Kirklareli Province, Turkey, in 2008-2009 education year. The scale was subjected to factor analysis, and scale was a six dimensional. Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient of this 34-item attitude scale for Physics course was calculated to be .96. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.