ERIC Number: ED046972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Additional Evidence of the Multidimensionality of the Test Anxiety Scale for Children.
Bayuk, Robert J., Jr.; Proger, Barton B.
Factor analysis was used to investigate the multidimensionality of the Test Anxiety Scale for Children (TASC). Originally designed as a unidimensional measure, subsequent research has indicated more than one meaningful dimension. A principal axis solution and varimax rotation was applied using the squared multiple correlations as initial communality estimates. Analyses were performed on the 30 TASC items rotating 3, 4, and 5 factors for males and females separately. The four-factor solution was found to be the most meaningful psychologically. The largest factor for both sexes was "test anxiety." The unidimensional interpretation of the TASC was questioned in relation to these findings. (Author)
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Identifiers: Sarason Test Anxiety Scale for Children
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971