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|Title:||DEVELOPMENT AND FACTORIAL VALIDATION OF INTRODUCTORY TECHNOLOGY INTREST INVENTORY FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS|
|Authors:||NWOBASI PAUL AWO|
|Abstract:||Abstract This study was designed to develop an Introductory Technology Interest Inventory (lTII). The study employed an instrumentation research design. The sample for the study comprised 960 research subjects (480 males and 480 females). Data were collected using Introductory Technology Interest Inventory (ITII). Data collected with the instrument were subjected to construct validation using factor analysis. with varimax rotation. Data were also analyzed using the Cronbach Alpha (ex), mean, standard deviation and t-test of difference between means of samples. Results of data analysis reveal that out of the forty two items of the ITII subjected to construct validation, twenty nine items emerged valid and were distributed among four major constructs that explain interest in Introductory Technology. The twenty nine items of the newly developed and factorially valid Introductory Technology Interest Inventory are also very reliable in measuring Junior Secondary School Students' interest in Introductory Technology. The reliability coefficient of ITII showed an internal consistency index of 0.76. In addition the instrument is quite sensitive to sex differences in favour of the male and location in favour of the urban in the measurement of Junior Secondary school Students interest in Introductory Technology. The sensitivity is interestingly in line with previous findings on gender and school locations as factors in general interest to science and technology based studies. Based on the findings, the researcher recommended that the ITII should be used on regular basis by teachers to assess students' interest in Introductory Technology. In addition the ITII should also be used in placement of students into technical colleges, so as to avoid admitting students that have no interest in technology related courses. The researcher also recommended that the instrument should also be used for appreciation for further training selection of students graduating from technical colleges.|
|Description:||A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION , EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI.IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE AWARD OF PHD IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION.|
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