Student STEM Career Interest Survey
The STEM Career Interest Survey (STEM-CIS) was developed based on constructs of the social cognitive career theory (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994) address calls in the literature for ways to effectively measure students’ interest in STEM classes and careers. The 44-item survey was administered to over 1,000 middle school students (grades 6–8) who primarily were in rural, high-poverty districts in the southeastern USA. Confirmatory factor analyses indicate that the STEM-CIS is a strong, single factor instrument and also has four strong, discipline-specific subscales, which allow for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subscales to be administered separately or in combination. This instrument has been translated into Turkish and is being used in many studies across the US and in Turkey.
Citation: Kier, M. W., Blanchard, M. R., Osborne, J. W., & Albert, J. L. (2014). The development of the STEM career interest survey (STEM-CIS). Research in Science Education, 44(3), 461-481. Link to Survey