Investigating Science Students Readiness to Perform Practical’s at Secondary Level

Authors

  • Dosheen Arif University of Gujrat, Pakistan. Author
  • Nazish Andleeb University of Gujrat, Pakistan. Author
  • Esha Noor University of Gujrat, Pakistan. Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.62345/jads.2024.13.2.42

Keywords:

Students Readiness, Secondary Schools Practical, Inclusive Education

Abstract

The Science Practical’s Readiness Assessment (SPRA) aims to evaluate the readiness of secondary-level students to perform science practicals effectively. This study addresses the crucial need for students to be well-prepared for practical science activities, which are vital for their overall scientific understanding and competence. The research involved developing a comprehensive instrument with 50 items across four key factors: access to resources and facilities, teacher support and guidance, interest and motivation, and self-efficacy and confidence. After expert evaluation by 14 specialists, 19 items were discarded due to low content validity ratios (below 0.45). The remaining items were administered via a Google form in a WhatsApp group of school students. Exploratory factor analysis using varimax rotation confirmed the validity of the scale. The instrument's reliability was verified with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.921. The study's findings highlight critical areas for improvement in science education and offer a validated tool for assessing student readiness.

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Author Biographies

  • Dosheen Arif, University of Gujrat, Pakistan.

    MPhil Scholar, Department of Education, University of Gujrat, Pakistan.
    Corresponding Author Email: dosheenarif1@gmail.com

  • Nazish Andleeb, University of Gujrat, Pakistan.

    Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Gujrat, Pakistan. Email: nazishandleeb@uog.edu.pk

  • Esha Noor, University of Gujrat, Pakistan.

    MPhil Scholar, Department of Education, University of Gujrat, Pakistan. Email: eshanoor824228@gmail.com

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Published

2024-05-28

How to Cite

Investigating Science Students Readiness to Perform Practical’s at Secondary Level. (2024). Journal of Asian Development Studies, 13(2), 512-524. https://doi.org/10.62345/jads.2024.13.2.42

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