The aim of this study was to adapt the STEAM attitude scale developed by Kim and Bolger (2017) in order to explain the STEAM attitudes of pre-service teachers, and test a structural equation model composed of attitude towards art and STEM awareness and some other variables. The study group consisted of 429 pre-service teachers who were studying at education faculties of the universities in 5 different regions in Turkey. Data collection instruments were the adapted STEAM Attitude Scale, the Attitude Towards Art Scale and the STEM Awareness Scale. In the analysis of the data, frequency, percentage, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), correlation analysis and path analysis were realized by using SPSS 21.0 and AMOS 24.0 programs. As a result of the research, it was concluded that there is a positive relationship between STEAM attitude and STEM awareness and attitude towards art. Thus the criterion-related validity of the adaptive STEAM attitude scale was tested. It was also identified that STEM awareness, attitudes towards art and some variables predicted STEAM attitude significantly at various levels. Alternative models were also tested and compared in the study.



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