Adaptation of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Career Interest Survey (STEM-CIS) into Turkish


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KOYUNLU ÜNLÜ Z. , DÖKME İ., ÜNLÜ V.

Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, vol.16, no.63, pp.21-36, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 63
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14689/ejer.2016.63.2
  • Title of Journal : Eurasian Journal of Educational Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-36
  • Keywords: Interest in STEM careers, middle school students, adaptation of scale, confirmatory factor analysis, ATTITUDES

Abstract

Problem Statement: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has recently become a remarkable research topic, especially in developed countries as a result of the skilled workforce required in the fields of the STEM. Considering that professional tendencies are revealed at early ages, determining students' interest in STEM careers is important for Turkey's workforce. The question, "How can Turkish middle school students' interest in STEM careers be determined?" constitutes the problem statement of this study.