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Reliability and validation of a short scale to measure situational emotions in science education

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Randler, Christoph ; Hummel, Eberhard ; Gläser-Zikuda, Michaela ; Vollmer, Christian ; Bogner, Franz X. ; Mayring, Philipp:
Reliability and validation of a short scale to measure situational emotions in science education.
In: International Journal of Environmental and Science Education. Vol. 6 (2011) Issue 4 . - pp. 359-370.
ISSN 1306-3065

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Research has shown that emotions play a significant role in the learning process and aca-demic achievement. However, the fact that measurement of emotions during or after instruction usually requires written responses on lengthy research instruments has been given as a reason why researchers have tended to avoid research on this topic in classrooms. Consequently, we developed a short Likert-scale instrument which used only three items within the three factors of interest, well-being and boredom to measure adolescent emotions during instruction in science education. We present four different studies in four populati-ons to assess the validity of the scale. In order to determine the reliability and validity of the instrument, it was administered to pupils across a range of grades (grades 6-12) after being taught standardised lessons by 14 teachers in south-western Germany. The data generated were analysed statistically in terms of their reliability and validity. As the three independent factors (interest, well-being and boredom) had been derived from theoretical constructs, confirmatory factor analysis was applied. In a second study based on pupils from different age groups, grades and school subjects, we found different scores according to age and sub-ject, suggesting that the scale is sensitive to these parameters.Keywords: science education, boredom, emotions, interest, well-being, short assessment instru-ment

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER105816
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Xaver Bogner
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 06:12
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 06:12
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/13394