Development of Chemistry Laboratory Anxiety Scale for University Students

Volume 4 - Issue 1
N. İzzet Kurbanoğlu Eren Yücel
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Abstract:


The aim of this study is to develop a measuring tool for measuring the anxiety levels of university students for Chemistry Laboratory course. Sample of the study has been consisted of 685 science teacher candidate including 235 male and 450 female that studying in three different Faculty of Education, enrolling chemistry and chemistry laboratory courses. Chemistry Laboratory Anxiety Scale includes 12 items that supporting anxiety. Content validity was done by taking decisions of different experts. Explanatory Factor Analyses (EFA) was executed for structural validity of the scale. The results of the EFA showed that scale consisted of one factor. The total variance explained was 45% and factor loadings ranged from .52 to .77. It is found that for all the items in the scale Cronbach alpha is .88 and split half test correlation is .84.

Keywords

  • Chemistry laboratory
  • anxiety
  • reliability
  • validity
  • university students
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