Chemical Literacy of First Year Students on Carbon Chemistry

Nursida Djaen, Sri Rahayu, Yahmin Yahmin, Muntholib Muntholib


This research aims to develop and validate chemical literacy test instruments on competency and knowledge aspects and to measure the chemical literacy of first-year science education students. Instrument development involved expert consultation, expert judgment, and testing of 114 first-year students majoring in chemistry for the analysis of item validity and instrument reliability.  The instrument was developed using the  Research& Development model by Borg and Gall (1989). The developed instrument consisted of 30 valid item items with Cronbach's Alpha reliability coefficient of 0.718. The analysis was carried out on 28 first-year students of the Jember State University Science Education Study Program who had studied carbon chemistry. Data analysis showed that the average score of students' chemical literacy was 59.7 in the moderate category.


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chemical literacy, multiple-choice chemical literacy test instruments, carbon chemistry

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