Depicting chemistry majors’ self-perceptions in learning chemistry


National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference (NARST), United States Of America, 1 - 04 April 2011, no.7720, pp.24-25

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-25
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to investigate the self-perceptions of college students whose major is in chemistry about learning chemistry by a comparative analysis with respect to varying personal characteristics such as gender and grade level, and (2) to provide an evidence for the reliability of the modified Fennema-Sherman mathematics attitude survey to measure students’ attitudes towards learning chemistry. A modified version of Fennema-Sharman mathematics attitude scale was previously adopted and its proof of reliability was already confirmed. In this study, further implementation of the instrument over college students was pictured. Internal consistency analysis revealed the Cronbach alpha values ranging from .933 to .695, which is referred as highly reliable.