The establishment of physical aspects of science laboratory environment inventory (PSLEI)

Che Nidzam Che Ahmad, Kamisah Osman, Lilia Halim

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The purpose of this study is to develop and validate the learning environment instrument designed to identify teachers' perceptions towards the physical aspect of science learning environment in secondary schools in Malaysia. Through extensive review of the literature and interviews with experienced teachers, items contribute to the physical learning environment in the science laboratory are identified. In order to enhance the validity of this instrument, two experts are invited to review the instrument. In addition, 800 teachers are involved in this study and validated the instrument, revealing six scales regarding physical aspects of the learning environment. The six scales are (1) furniture and equipment; (2) space; (3) lighting; (4) technology; (5) indoor air quality; and (6) safety aspects. Each item in the instrument has a factor loading range between 0.85 and 0.45, while the alpha reliability coefficient for each scale ranges between 0.86 and 0.76. The findings of this study confirm the validity and reliability of the physical science laboratory environment inventory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-136
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Turkish Science Education
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Learning
learning environment
Equipment and Supplies
science
Interior Design and Furnishings
Indoor Air Pollution
teacher
Malaysia
Lighting
Reproducibility of Results
work environment
Interviews
Technology
secondary school
Safety
air
expert
interview

Keywords

  • Establishing instrument
  • Learning environment
  • Physical aspect of science laboratory environment

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Education

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The establishment of physical aspects of science laboratory environment inventory (PSLEI). / Che Ahmad, Che Nidzam; Osman, Kamisah; Halim, Lilia.

In: Journal of Turkish Science Education, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2014, p. 123-136.

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