International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Discriminant Validity and Reliability for Urdu Version of Test of Science–Related Attitudes (TOSRA)
Dr. Muhammad Shabbir Ali, Dr. Muhammad Naeem Mohsin, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal

The aim of this study was to explore the psychometric properties of an Urdu translation of the Test of Science-Related Attitudes (TOSRA-Urdu). 1885 secondary school students from the Punjab province of Pakistan completed the TOSRA-Urdu approximately three months before taking the Secondary School Certificate examinations. The values of alpha reliabilities in the present study, after analysis of data, were 0.67, 0.72, 0.88, and 0.87 for Social Implications of Science, Attitude to Scientific Inquiry, Classroom Enjoyment and Leisure Interest in Science, and Career Interest in Science respectively. Similarly the values of discriminant validity for these scales in this study ranged from 0.27 to 0.34. The TOSRA-Urdu has showed sufficient validity and reliability to be used in subsequent research in Urdu speaking people.

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