The Women is Science Scale (WiSS) - Short is a 14-item instrument that measures the attitudes adolescents hold toward women's involvement in the sciences as a career. This measure contains two sub-scales: equality and sexism.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Children
6-point Likert scale
Strongly agree - 1
Strongly disagree - 6
The mean score is calculated for the total scale and each of the two sub-scales. Higher scores reflect more disagreement with the statements in the scale.
Owen, S. V., Toepperwein, M. A., Pruski, L. A., Blalock, C. L., Liu, Y., Marshall, C. E., & Lichtenstein, M. J. (2007). Psychometric reevaluation of the Women in Science Scale (WiSS). Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 44(10), 1461-1478. https://doi.org/10.1002/tea.20187
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