ERIC Number: ED313446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Coping Strategies Inventory for Statistics.
Jarrell, Michele G.; Burry, Judith A.
The Coping Strategies Inventory for Statistics (CSIS) is designed to identify beginning statistics students with non-facilitative test-taking and study-coping skills. The self-administered CSIS consists of directions followed by two scenarios. The student reads each scenario, decides how he or she would react to the situation, and rates each of the coping strategies on a scale of 0 to 9 as "not at all characteristic" or "characteristic" of himself or herself. The first scenario addresses study coping skills, and the second addresses test-taking coping skills. The CSIS was piloted on two undergraduate introductory statistics classes in the College of Education at the University of Alabama in the fall of 1988. A total of 45 students (5 males and 40 females), representing 20 different majors, took the inventory. The CSIS was administered during the last class meeting before the fall semester final exam and again (in a slightly modified form) before the first exam of the spring semester. Factor analysis indicated that the CSIS has reliability, demonstrates evidence of validity, and is appropriate for its stated use. The CSIS is provided. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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