Development and Evaluation of a Concentration Questionnaire for Students in Classroom
I Hua Chen, Ya-Ting Carolyn Yang, Szu Wen Hsu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The purpose of this study was to develop a concentration questionnaire for senior and vocational high school students appropriate for in-class use. A questionnaire was developed based on Knudsen’s (2007) model—Functional Components of Attention, which includes four factors: salience filters, sensitivity control, competitive selection and working memory. 140 senior high school students completed the questionnaire, and exploratory factor analysis was used to test the validity and reliability of the data. Factor analysis assigned the remaining 19 questions to one of four sub-scales, with Cronbach’s a values of .83, .84, .88, and .87, respectively and an overall a of .95 for the inventory, which demonstrates excellent construct validity and reliability for the questionnaire. The developed concentration questionnaire can be applied to a variety of classroom learning situations, such as e-learning, and should assist educational practitioners in evaluating students’ in-class concentration, enabling teachers to understand the impact of an instructional activity on students’ concentration.
Chen, I.H., Yang, Y.T.C. & Hsu, S.W. (2013). Development and Evaluation of a Concentration Questionnaire for Students in Classroom. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4226-4230). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).