ERIC Number: ED435752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
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The Math Anxiety Questionnaire: A Simultaneous Confirmatory Factor Analysis across Gender.
Kazelskis, Richard; Reeves-Kazelskis, Carolyn
A. Wigfield and J. Meece (1988) developed the Mathematics Anxiety Questionnaire (MAQ) to measure the cognitive and affective aspects of mathematics anxiety. In particular, using school-aged students, Wigfield and Meece have provided evidence that the MAQ measures two factors identified as Worry and Negative Affective Reactions. This study used responses of 35 male and 173 female college students in a 2-group simultaneous confirmatory factor analysis to see if the 2-factor model for the MAW held for both males and females. The results of the confirmatory factor analysis indicate that the two-factor model is adequate for male and female college-aged samples and that the factor pattern is invariant across the genders. (Contains 3 tables and 12 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, AL, November 16-19, 1999).