During this webinar we heard from ITEST projects that are developing innovative program models to successfully recruit, retain, and engage youth from underrepresented communities in authentic STEM learning experiences.
The Science Motivation Questionnaire II (SMQ-II) contains 25 items regarding students' motivation to learn science in college courses. Students respond on a 5-point rating scale of temporal frequency ranging from (0) never to (4) always. The SMQ-II contains five montivation components: intrinsic motivation, self-determination, self-efficacy, career motivation, and grade motivation. Each component is measured with 5 separate items.
The STEM Career Interest Questionnaire is a 12-item survey using a Likert scale. Items comprise three scales, measuring perception of supportive environment for pursuing a career in science, interest in pursuing educational opportunities that would lead to a career in science, and perceived importance of a career in science.
The links and attached documents provide the instrument as well as documentation for the instrument.
Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.
Are you interested in the connections between STEM education and social justice? Watch this video highlighting the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center’s STEM Justice Framework, which is an innovative approach to applying STEM content to solving a social justice issue. Youth from the Science Museum of Minnesota working on Bits 2 Bites are using computer programming and computational to learn about nutrition and to advocate for food justice.