Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Industrial Education and Technology

First Advisor

William G. Miller

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9039

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Michael Allen Hayden

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8920136

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

260 pages

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