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Student attitudes toward technology: what is hidden behind the survey answers?
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Learning, Aesthetics, Natural science. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. (TekNaD)
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Learning, Aesthetics, Natural science. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. (TekNaD)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5257-8208
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Learning, Aesthetics, Natural science. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. (TekNaD)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0829-3349
2016 (English)In: PATT-32 Proceedings Technology Education for 21st Century Skills: Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 2016 / [ed] Marc J. de Vries, Arien Bekker-Holtland, Gerald van Dijk, Utrecht, The Netherlands: University of Applied Sciences , 2016, p. 463-472Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Pupils’ attitudes towards technology survey (PATT) has been used for 30 years and is still used by researchers. Since first developed, validity of the questionnaire constructs have primarily been discussed from a statistical point of view, while few have discussed the type of attitudes and interest the questionnaire measure, and in what way.

 

In order to contribute to an increased understanding of the PATT results we present six 14-year-old Swedish students and their results in the PATT-SQ survey, as well as their thoughts about why they responded to the survey as they did. This is to be able to understand what the student attitudes and interest in technology might mean. In this paper we focus on the categories; Interest, Career and Gender and the students’ interpretations of the statements and the Likert-scale. These six students completed a Swedish version of the PATT-SQ three weeks prior to a 15 minute semi-structured interview.

 

Even though most of the interviewees use interest as a synonym to enjoyment, this lack of distinction does not seem to affect the survey result. Our interpretation is that the respondents describe interest (and/or enjoyment) as a well-developed interest. An urge for a technological career equals working as an engineer or architect among these interviewees. Those who do not want to pursue such a career refer to this career, rather vaguely as technician. There seem to be an impact from other sources than school, which create this difference in career aspirations. Finally the gender category cannot be used by calculating the mean, since students’ tend to use the same option generally on the Likert-scale independently of how the how the statements are posed.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands: University of Applied Sciences , 2016. p. 463-472
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PATT-32 Proceedings, ISSN 2542 - 3592
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-133067OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-133067DiVA, id: diva2:1054006
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PATT-32, Technology Education for 21st Century Skills, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 23-26, 2016
Available from: 2016-12-08 Created: 2016-12-08 Last updated: 2018-01-26Bibliographically approved

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