College of Education and Human Services
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. Bernadine Bolden
Dr. Bruce Gutknecht
Dr. Cheryl Fountain
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a survey that would help classroom teachers identify the attitudes toward school of fifth grade students in a classroom of approximately thirty students.
The survey was developed from a list of statements suggested by fifth grade students. This list was categorized by a panel of judges to eliminate conflicting or confusing statements. The statements measured three objectives. These were: For the student to believe that attending school is valuable and important; For students to enjoy being at school; and For students to indicate they would choose attending school over other less appropriate activities.
A sample group of 73 students completed the survey. The data were used to compute a reliability coefficient using the formula for coefficient alpha. The reliability coefficient for the survey was .8967 which indicates a reliable instrument.
Gray, Cynthia F., "The Development of a Survey for the Measurement of Attitudes Toward School" (1983). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 29.