June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Educational Research and Methods
The Engineering Student Identity Scale: A Structural Validity Evidence Study
Researchers have theorized that having a strongly developed identity as an engineering student contributes to persistence within engineering. Even so, there are no empirically supported measures of engineering student identity. The purpose of this study was to provide structural validity evidence for one such measure, the Engineering Student Identity Scale (E-SIS). This paper explores findings and implications of multiple investigations into the structure of the E-SIS. The data collected in this study do not support the current interpretations of the E-SIS as a unified measure of identify with 11 subscales derived from multiple approaches to measuring identity. The results do provide important information regarding revising the E-SIS to align more with fewer subscales and to focus exclusively on items that are directly affected by identity.
Curtis, N. A., & Anderson, R., & Pierrakos, O. (2017, June), The Engineering Student Identity Scale: A Structural Validity Evidence Study Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28964
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