A new study from UW-Madison's Xueli Wang and Seo Young Lee examines the psychometric properties of a new survey measuring factors of STEM student transfers from two- to four-year colleges. Measuring factors include things like initial attitudes toward math and science, self-efficacy in math and science, active learning, and transfer oriented interaction.
This study was published in the Review of Higher Education.
Wang is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and a faculty affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). Her research centers on college students’ learning, pathways, and success, with a particular focus on community colleges and STEM education.
Lee earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology in 2018.
The study, "Investigating the Psychometric Properties of a New Survey Instrument Measuring Factors Related to Upward Transfer in STEM Fields," is available via this journal web page.