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ERIC Number: ED434038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 26
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The Development and Validation of a Math Affect Trait Questionnaire for the Investigation of Affect during Mathematical Problem Solving.
Allen, Bradford D.; Carifio, James
The development and validation of the Math Affect Trait Questionnaire (MATQ) for the investigation of affect during mathematical problem solving is presented. Anxiety, math interest, and self-esteem under problem solving conditions are the main constructs measured by the MATQ. The instrument validation process revealed that problem correctness interacted with the relationship between math interest and self-esteem, and also interacted with the relationship between math interest and locus of control. Results highlight what may be the beginning of a vicious cycle where interested but struggling students loose self-esteem, attribute their difficulties to circumstances beyond their control, and eventually loose interest in math. The Math Affect Trait Questionnaire is a viable instrument which may be used to investigate areas involving math affect traits and their influences on problem solving. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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