Science Motivation Questionnaire II

Science Motivation Questionnaire II © 2011 Shawn M. Glynn

University of Georgia, USA

The SMQ-II assesses components of students’ motivation to learn science
in college and high school courses.

Permission and Directions: Science educators who wish to use the Science Motivation Questionnaire II © 2011 Shawn M. Glynn for research and teaching have permission to do so if they cite the Glynn et al. (2011) reference below and comply with the fair use of this copyrighted and registered questionnaire. This permission extends to discipline-specific SMQ-II versions such as the Biology Motivation Questionnaire II (BMQ-II), Chemistry Motivation Questionnaire II (CMQ-II), and Physics Motivation Questionnaire II (PMQ-II) in which the words biology, chemistry, and physics are respectively substituted for the word science. In any use of the SMQ-II, its versions, and translations to other languages, permission is contingent upon citing the Glynn et al. (2011) reference, which provides information on the SMQ-II administration, components (scales), scoring, reliability, and validity.

Science educators also have permission to (a) reproduce the SMQ-II, its versions, and its translations—for fair use in research and teaching; in part or in whole; in print, online, or other media—if they clearly include the copyright notice “Science Motivation Questionnaire II © 2011 Shawn M. Glynn” with the reproduction and (b) adapt the items of the SMQ-II, its versions, and its translations if they acknowledge the items are “adapted from the Science Motivation Questionnaire II © 2011 Shawn M. Glynn.”

Science educators also have permission to use the earlier Science Motivation Questionnaire © 2006 Shawn M. Glynn & Thomas R. Koballa, Jr. if they cite the Glynn & Koballa (2006) and Glynn et al. (2009) references below. The SMQ permission and directions are otherwise similar to those described above for the SMQ-II.

SMQ-II and SMQ Articles:

Glynn, S. M., Brickman, P., Armstrong, N., & Taasoobshirazi, G. (2011). Science Motivation Questionnaire II: Validation with science majors and nonscience majors. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 48, 1159-1176.

Bryan, R. R., Glynn, S. M., & Kittleson, J. M. (2011). Motivation, achievement, and advanced placement intent of high school students learning science. Science Education, 95, 1049-1065.

Glynn, S. M., Taasoobshirazi, G., & Brickman, P. (2009). Science Motivation Questionnaire: Construct validation with nonscience majors. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 46, 127-146.

Taasoobshirazi, G., & Glynn, S. M. (2009). College students solving chemistry problems: A theoretical model of expertise. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 46, 1070-1089.

Taasoobshirazi, G., & Carr, M. (2009). A structural equation model of expertise in college physics. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101, 630-643.

Glynn, S. M., Taasoobshirazi, G., & Brickman, P. (2007). Nonscience majors learning science: A theoretical model of motivation. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 44, 1088-1107.

Glynn, S. M., & Koballa, T. R., Jr. (2006). Motivation to learn college science. In J. J. Mintzes & W. H. Leonard (Eds.), Handbook of college science teaching (pp. 25-32). Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association Press.


Questions about the SMQ-II? Contact Shawn M. Glynn at sglynn@uga.edu.

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