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Developing an instrument to measure engineering design self-efficacy : a pilot study

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by A Carberry, Matthew Ohland, HS Lee
The following pilot study is an investigation of how to develop an instrument that measures students’ self-efficacy regarding engineering design. 36 items were developed and tested using three types of validity evidence. First, the content of the instrument was tested to ensure that the full domain (each subdimension) of the engineering design process was represented. Second, the instrument was tested for whether responses to the instrument could identify groups with various levels of engineering design experience. Finally, theoretical connections between motivation, expectancy for success, and anxiety were tested to determine their appropriateness in the measurement of self-efficacy. Results confirmed an accurate reading of engineering design self-efficacy for 82 volunteer respondents with diverse engineering expertise.

History

Start Page

1394

End Page

1407

Number of Pages

14

Start Date

01/01/2009

ISBN-13

9781615676163

Location

Austin, Texas

Publisher

American Society for Engineering Education

Place of Publication

Washington, DC.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

American Society for Engineering Education. Conference