About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Family encouragement; Peer attitudes toward science; Teacher influence; Informal learning experiences; Science classroom experiences
Description This measure is designed to assess interest in science since this is thought to be a barrier/facilitator towards entry onto advanced courses and internationally competitive research.
Example People in my family are interested in science
Link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10763-011-9314-z?LI=true

Implementation details

No. of items 19
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 10-18
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .50-.72
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 5-factor solutio
CFA Rasch Analysis
Chi-square value not reported (p=.063)
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity When reviewed by experts 56.25% of items had strong relevance
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Lamb, R. L., Annetta, L., Meldrum, J., & Vallett, D. (2012). Measuring science interest: Rasch validation of the science interest survey. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 10(3), 643-668. doi:10.1007/s10763-011-9314-z