Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Industrial Education and Technology
William G. Miller
This study was designed to investigate the construct of industrial technological literacy. Technology and technological literacy were thoroughly defined. A theoretical model of technological literacy was developed;An instrument to measure the more narrow term of industrial technological knowledge was developed. The psychometric properties of the instrument were found to be comparable to the Iowa Test of Educational Development tests;Responses to items on the instrument and demographic data collected were used to investigate the existence of industrial technological literacy, the validity of the instrument, and possible correlates of the attribute. It was concluded that industrial technological literacy does exit and can be measured reliably. Among others, knowledge of science and the amount of industrial/technical courses taken were found to be related to score on the instrument.
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Michael Allen Hayden
Hayden, Michael Allen, "The development and validation of a test of industrial technological literacy " (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 9191.