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Comparative study of middle school students’ attitudes towards science: Rasch analysis of entire TIMSS 2011 attitudinal data for England, Singapore and the U.S.A. as well as psychometric properties of attitudes scale
Pey Tee,Oon1; Subramaniam,R.2
2018-02-11
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Science Education
ISSN14645289 09500693
Volume40Issue:3Pages:268-290
AbstractWe report here on a comparative study of middle school students’ attitudes towards science involving three countries: England, Singapore and the U.S.A. Complete attitudinal data sets from TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2011 were used, thus giving a very large sample size (N = 20,246), compared to other studies in the journal literature. The Rasch model was used to analyse the data, and the findings have shed some useful light on not only how the Western and Asian students responded on a comparative basis in the various scales related to attitudes but also on the validity, reliability, and unidimensionality of the attitudes instrument used in TIMSS 2011. There may be a need for TIMSS test developers to consider doing away with negatively phrased items in the attitudes instrument and phrasing these positively as the Rasch framework shows that response bias is associated with these statements.
KeywordAttitudes towards science England Rasch modelling analysis Singapore the U.S.A TIMSS 2011
DOI10.1080/09500693.2017.1413717
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,,Macao
2.National Institute of Education,Nanyang Technological University,,Singapore
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Pey Tee,Oon,Subramaniam,R.. Comparative study of middle school students’ attitudes towards science: Rasch analysis of entire TIMSS 2011 attitudinal data for England, Singapore and the U.S.A. as well as psychometric properties of attitudes scale[J]. International Journal of Science Education,2018,40(3):268-290.
APA Pey Tee,Oon,&Subramaniam,R..(2018).Comparative study of middle school students’ attitudes towards science: Rasch analysis of entire TIMSS 2011 attitudinal data for England, Singapore and the U.S.A. as well as psychometric properties of attitudes scale.International Journal of Science Education,40(3),268-290.
MLA Pey Tee,Oon,et al."Comparative study of middle school students’ attitudes towards science: Rasch analysis of entire TIMSS 2011 attitudinal data for England, Singapore and the U.S.A. as well as psychometric properties of attitudes scale".International Journal of Science Education 40.3(2018):268-290.
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