عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The aim of this study was to construct and validate a scale for the Academic Field Interest of university students. An elementary scale consisting of 44 items about this field was administered to 280 subjects randomly selected via multistage cluster sampling from among male and female students of Shahid Chamran university and Jundi Shapur University of medical sciences Ahvaz (fields consisting of human sciences, basic sciences, engineering- technical sciences and medicine). Factor analysis of the data yielded formation of a 29-item scale entitled Academic Field Interest Scale (AFIS) comprising three factors. The first factor with 16 items was entitled Inner Interest, the second factor with 6 items option and persistence and the third factor with 7 items social prestige. The validity and reliability (as measured by Cronbach Alpha .95) were found to be satisfactory.