Academic Expression Scale (AES): A Class Measurement

The academic expression scale (AES) was modified based on the dimension of extraversion in Big 5 personal traits of John and Srivastava (1999). The items are, for instance, “I tend to be quiet when my classmates ask me questions (reversed item)” and “I am frustrated, when I have to draw things for my assignment (reversed item).”

This academic expression scale consists of 2 dimensions, which are (1) speaking, and (2) writing and drawing.

This measurement was tested before the first use. Cronbach’s Alpha is .815. KMO is .741. Determinant Value is .017. Extraction is .418-.736. And Correlation between item is ranged from .015 to .615.

I tested this by using 4-point Likert scale.

1 = Disagree
2 = Somewhat Disagree
3 = Somewhat Agree
4 = Agree

Dimension A = Speaking
Dimension B = Writing and Drawing

A1 It is easy for me to make a presentation in front of the class.
A2 I have full of energy expressing my opinion in class.
A3 I tend to be quiet when my classmates ask me questions.
A4 I am shy when my teachers ask me in front of my classmates.
A5 I can describe things I know to my friends.
A6 People in classroom understand me, because I express to them directly.
B1 I got a lot of enthusiasm to write things in my assignment.
B2 If I got a writing assignment, I can write longer than teachers’ expectation.
B3 It is easy to write about my own opinion.
B4 I can list down the reason why I like or dislike something.
B5 I am frustrated, when I have to draw things for my assignment.
B6 Whether I am good or bad at drawing, I can use drawing as a tool to communicate to my teachers.

Please feel free to use this scale or measurement in your research studies, but you just need to cite it correctly.
Arunrangsiwed, P., Komolsevin, R., & Beck, C. S. (2017). Fan Activities as Tools to Improve Learning Motivation. Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University Journal of Management Science, 4(2), 16-32.
Arunrangsiwed, P. (2018). Fan Activities as Tools to Improve Learning Motivation (Doctoral dissertation, Bangkok University).
John, O. P., & Srivastava, S. (1999). The Big Five trait taxonomy: History, measurement, and theoretical perspectives. Handbook of personality: Theory and research, 2(1999), 102-138.