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ERIC Number: ED142587
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Construct Validation of Attitudes toward Mathematics.
Brown, Ric
Attitude toward mathematics is often characterized as being either positive or negative, that is, essentially a one-dimensional phenomenon. This research was an investigation of construct validity for attitude toward mathematics. The Mathematics Attitude Scale developed by Aiken and Dreger (1961) was administered to 148 tenth graders. A principal components factor analysis of the scores revealed two factors: (1) enjoyment and (2) fear or anxiety that together accounted for 64 percent of the total variance. Thus, attitude toward mathematics appears to be a two-dimensional phenomenon that mathematics teachers and teacher educators might address with specific strategies. The 20-item scale and factor structure coefficients for each item are included. (Author/GDC)
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