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


2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.2185-2188 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.304
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2185-2188
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed at developing an attitude scale for biology course. Study samples were composed of 169 students to have attended Science High School in Kirklareli Province, Turkey, in 2008-2009 education year. In the scope of the present study, the scale developed by Demirci (2003) for the science course was adopted to biology course. The scale (which was a one-dimension in its original format) was subjected to factor analysis, which showed that adopted scale was also a one-factor scale with factor loads varying in .40-.75 range. Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient of this 32-item attitude scale for biology course was calculated to be .96. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.