The Albanian Adaptation of Physics Attitude Test: Validation with 10th Grade Students

  • Ahmed Fatih Ersoy Epoka University
  • Ylljet Aliçka

Abstract

Attitude is an important factor in learning. The purpose of the study is to adopt a Turkish attitude test in Albanian language, to examine the secondary school students’ attitude towards Newton’s Laws of Motion, and to report the validity and reliability of the study. The sample was 387 secondary school students from five high schools in Albania. The original questionnaire measures five attitude components, which are enjoyment, self-efficacy, importance of physics, achievement-motivation, and interest related behavior. The data collected from five high schools was analyzed and similar factor structures were found as in the original questionnaire. Based on the principal component analysis five dimensions for learning physics were found. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability was found to be. 75. Physics Attitude Test, is a tool to assess secondary school students’ attitude towards Newton’s Laws of Motion. : Physics, Secondary School Science, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Attitude, Education, Science, Assessment, Albanian, Fizika, Lëndet shkencore në shkollat e mesme, Ligjet e Njutonit, Qëndrim, Edukimi, Shkencë, Vlerësim, Shqip.
Published
Apr 30, 2016
How to Cite
FATIH ERSOY, Ahmed; ALIÇKA, Ylljet. The Albanian Adaptation of Physics Attitude Test: Validation with 10th Grade Students. European Journal of Social Science Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 88-96, apr. 2016. ISSN 2312-8429. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejser/article/view/852>. Date accessed: 16 oct. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejser.v6i2.p88-96.